Event Details

Substance Abuse: Past and Present

RCPE Lecture Edinburgh

Date: Thursday, 15 February 2018


Venue:

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
9 Queen Street
Edinburgh
EH2 1JQ

Overview

Recreational drugs have played a key role in societies’ cultures and sub-cultures throughout the ages, but when use becomes abuse, how should societies react? Why are some drugs considered socially, and legally, acceptable and others not? Does legislation to control drug use actually work?

Join the Edinburgh Skeptics Society and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh for an evening investigating just what we mean by substance abuse.

Speakers will include Professor Jim Mills (University of Strathclyde), who will consider the changing public perception of drugs such as cannabis and the factors which have influenced its longevity, including immigration, diplomacy, medical science, and politics.

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Programme

This event begins at 4730pm and ends at 8.30pm.

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Fees

This event is free.

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Further information is available from:

Iain Milne

i.milne@rcpe.ac.uk

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Further Info

Access

As a listed building, the College has restricted disabled access. A wheelchair lift is provided at the rear of the College giving access to the main historic rooms. For further information and assistance please contact the RCPE Co-ordinator responsible for the event.

Accommodation and Directions to the College

The College has negotiated special rates with a number of local hotels.

Interactive map and directions

Download pdf map and directions

Bicycle racks are available for cyclists at the door to 8 Queen Street. For access to further bicycle racks, please ask at reception.

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