December 13-14, 2021, International Conference on Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment in Asia 2021 & Seventh Annual Conference of the Asian Association for Substance Abuse Research was held in Macao successfully. Despite the Covid-19pandemic, the annual conference still attracted the attention of lots of participants, Professor Mo Guanyao from the School of Law and Sociology at Yunnan Normal University; Professor Wang Zengzhen from School of Public Health at Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology; Professor Zeng Hong from School of Education at Guangzhou University; Erick Zhang, Director of ARTM Men’s Center and dozens of well-known university scholars, medical personnel and drug abuse prevention practitioners from mainland China, Macao, Taiwan, and other places arrived in Macao attended the conference. Professor Yang shu-lung, Director from Crime Research Center at Taiwan Chung Cheng University; Dr. Hao Wei, the president of Chinese Association of Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment; Professor Mei Chuanqiang, Director of National Research Center of Drug Issues Governance; Professor Zhang Yongan, dean of the college of arts at Shanghai University; Professor Jiang Zuzhen from the National Police University for Criminal Justice and professor Wu Jiang from Yunnan university and so on, more than 100 online participants joined the conference simultaneously
During the conference, a total of 27 speeches and reports were held, covering a wide range of topics, including types, distributions, and trends of substance abuse; Causes and consequences of substance abuse; Prevention and treatment of substance abuse; Adolescent substance abuse problems; Prevention and control of drug-related crime (policing, preventing, controlling, and regulating drug-related crime); Anti-drugs law; Substance abuse research and applications; New advancement in drug abuse research, prevention, and treatment. During the conference, participants shared their latest findings in their own research fields, exchanged views on hot issues and social phenomena, and explored the possibility of further interdisciplinary cooperation, which benefited students greatly.
Professor Spencer De Li, Chairman of AASAR, Patterns and risk factors of drug abuse among adolescents in Greater China: an empirical comparative study in Shanghai, Taipei, and Macao
Professor Yang Shu-lung, Chief of Supervision of AASAR, The Evaluation of Pre-test and Post-test of the Evidence -based Multiple Drug Treatment Model
Professor Wang Zengzhen, Vice Director General of AASAR, Key factors and psychological intervention strategies and measures of relapse in drug dependent patients after withdrawal
Professor Zeng Hong, Vice-Director of CPDA-of-AASAR, Behavioral characteristics of automated drug use and pathway of correction regression intervention based on relevant cue response
International Conference on Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment in Asia 2021 & 7 th Annual Conference of AASAR is a complete success, thanks to the assistance from the University of Macau, as well as the support from Shenzhen Sciencare Medical Company. AASAR is looking forward to more members joining and hoping there will be more opportunities for academic and practical sharing and communication after the Covid-19.