Welcome to the Faculty of Addictions Psychiatry Conference 2021

Conference booklet

The conference booklet is available to download (PDF). Includes the latest programme, speaker abstracts and biographies, and poster abstracts.


This conference is eligible for up to 6 CPD hours per day, subject to peer group approval.

Social Media

If you wish to tweet about the conference use @rcpsychAddFac #addpsych2021


 Certificates of attendance will be emailed to delegates after the conference.


All comments received remain confidential and are viewed in an effort to improve future meetings.


After the conference speaker presentations will be made available, with kind permission of the speakers, and are intended for use only by the delegates that attended the meeting.

The impact of disinvestment from alcohol and drug treatment services (PDF)
Suzie Roscoe  

Professor Colin Drummond  

Kirsten Trayner   

Peer to peer Naloxone results from Cleveland and Redcar service (PDF)

George Charlton and Gary Besterfield

Homelessness and addiction – what can we learn? (PDF)
Dr Jenny Drife, RCPsych Homeless lead 

Professor Anne Lingford Hughes 

Sarah Davidge, Research and Evaluation Manager, Women’s Aid 

Dr Miriam Hillyard, MRC Addiction Research Fellow  

Dr Sam Turton, MRC Addiction Research Fellow

Trainee Prize lecture: Why do people presenting to specialist community addiction services in England get admitted to hospital? (PDF)
Dr Emmert Roberts 

Dr Peter Byrne, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist 

Dr Cathy Stannard, Consultant Pain Specialist  

Dr Hilary Hamnet, Toxicologist  



Watch on demand

  • Once the conference has taken place live, you will receive links to watch the conference  sessions on demand.
  • To access the recordings you will be required to enter your name, email address and a password.
  • This is unique to you as a registered delegate so please do not share the recording links.  

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