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Thursday, 13 September 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 (BST)

National Substance Misuse Conference 2018

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The National Substance Misuse Conference 2018 (#NSM2018) CONFERENCE AGENDA


The Annual National Substance Misuse Conference is taking place on the 13th September 2018 at The Birmingham Conference and Events Centre in Central Birmingham

The National Substance Misuse Conference 2018 (#NSM2018) explores issues facing clients, professionals and services. It will provide an insight into current thinking and latest developments in the field from a variety of perspectives: policy, practice and prevention. The conference draws together the UK’s leading clinicians, researchers, educators and many more to consider how we meet the challenge now and in the future

#NSM2018 will be a unique opportunity to receive leading expert knowledge in these 4 key areas:

  • Strategy & Treatment
  • Criminal Justice
  • Prevention
  • Trends

Please view our video on our website for highlights from our successful conference held in September 2017 which gained huge publicity nationally and internationally.


Speakers & Organisations Delivering Presentations

    • Jonathan Ashworth MPShadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care 

    • Annette Dale-PereraCompany Director: adpconsultancyUK
    • Alex Stevens, Professor in Criminal Justice, University of Kent
    • Mike Dixon, Chief Executive, Addaction  
    • Mark Moody, Chief Executive, CGL
    • Dr Prun Bijral, Medical Director, CGL 
    • Katy MacLeod - Scottish Drugs Forum
    • Steve Rolles, Senior Policy Analyst, Transform 


  • Transform Drugs Policy Forum - Anyone's Child
  • Collective Voice- "Engaging diverse populations: moving beyond box-ticking"
  • Volteface- 'Cannabis Reform in the UK - Is decriminisation enough, is it happening already and how should treatment services respond to the inevitable reforms?'
  • David Jamieson, West Midlands Police PCC - "Reducing Crime and Preventing Harm: County Lines and the Bigger Picture"  


Who Should Attend

The target audience for the conference are: Directors of Public Health, Substance Misuse workers, Public Health Commissioners, CCG leads, Police, Fire Service Criminal Justice Boards, Community Safety Partnerships, Behaviour Support Managers, Drug & Alcohol Recovery Managers, Directors of Operations, Senior Managers & Decision Makers, Partnership Co-ordinators, Behaviour Support Managers, Academics, Health Sectors, Local Authorities, Voluntary Sector, Treatment Funders, Researchers, Policy Makers, Clinicians, Housing Associations and the Private Sector. The event would bring various stakeholders together and provide a great opportunity to enhance knowledge in the Substance Misuse sector and be the perfect platform to influence & implement policy.

This conference will be a national stage to work together, interact with the audience and achieve the following Objectives;

  • To  provide  a  platform  for  strengthening  the  responses  to Substance Misuse  among  the diverse  populations  and  communities  impacted
  • To  advance  the  knowledge, implementation  and  scale  up  of  evidence‐informed Substance Misuse strategies and programmes. 
  • To  bring  together  the UK’s  Substance Misuse  experts  to  catalyse  and  advance knowledge,  present  the  most  recent  research  findings,  and promote and enhance key skills
  • To  influence  leaders,  including  key  policy  makers  and  sponsors,  to  increase  their commitment to breaking down barriers and raise awareness of tackling Substance Misuse  

Cost (All inclusive )


*** MULTIPLE DELEGATE DISCOUNTS (4+) are available ***

Please email for more information.

Please be aware:

  1. The EARLYBIRD will expire at midnight on 5th August 2018
  2. Places at the event are limited and tickets will be allocated first come, first serve;
  3. Once confirmed your booking will be subject to the terms and conditions and any potential cancellation charges.
  4. Substitutions can be made at any time. If notification is received 4 weeks prior to the course, a full refund will be made minus an administration charge of £40. Cancellations received after this time will receive no refund. Please note that notification of cancellation must be made in writing. RSBevents reserve the right to change the timings and/or identity of the speakers. 


Sponsorship packages available for all budgets, ranging from the Virtual Package up to the Bespoke Platinum Package, for further information please CLICK HERE or email INFO@RSBEVENTS.COM 

Contact Us

Should you have any queries, please contact RSBevents and we will be happy to assist you;


m: 07723 018 576 


We hope you are able to join us for what promises to be an insightful and enjoyable conference.

RSBEvents #NSM2018

  • Dr Prun Bijral

    Dr Prun Bijral


    Medical Director

  • Annette Dale-Perera

    Annette Dale-Perera

    ADP Consultancy


  • Mike Dixon

    Mike Dixon


    Chief Executive

  • David Jamieson

    David Jamieson

    West Midlands Police

    Police Crime Commisioner

  • Katy MacLeod

    Katy MacLeod

    Scottish Drugs Forum

    SDF News Director

  • Mark Moody

    Mark Moody


    Chief Executive

  • Jonathan Ashworth MP

    Jonathan Ashworth MP

    Labour Party

    Shadow Secretary for Health & Social Care

  • Steve Rolles

    Steve Rolles


    Senior Policy Analyst

  • Oliver Standing

    Oliver Standing

    Collective Voice


  • Alex Stevens

    Alex Stevens

    University of Kent

    Professor in Criminal Justice

  • TDPF


    Transform Drugs Policy Forum

  • Collective Voice

    Collective Voice

  • Volteface


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The Birmingham Conference and Events Centre
Hill Street
B5 4EW Birmingham
United Kingdom

Thursday, 13 September 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 (BST)

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