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Public symposium to assess behavioural addictions linked to technology including smartphone addiction - Council of Europe

Council of Europe Strasbourg 13 July 2021

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.