Public symposium to assess behavioural addictions linked to technology including smartphone addiction

Council of Europe

From internet and smart phone use addiction to artificial intelligence simulating the effects of psychoactive substances, an online international symposium – Addictions of the 21st Century: Challenges and Effective Responses – will evaluate the “crossover” between psychoactive substances and behavioural addictions.

To be held online on 15 July, and co-organised by the Council of Europe’s drug policy cooperation platform the Pompidou Group and the Russian Federation’s Health Ministry, the symposium will focus on two major themes: behavioural addictions as facilitated by technologies and the link between substance use and problematic use of new technologies. The event is open to the public, with English/Russian interpretation.


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