第五屆亞太成癮國際會議

第五屆亞太成癮國際會議

數千年來物質濫用與成癮問題已經成為人類共同的夢魘。雖是一場看起來無聲無息的戰場,但其暗流湧急、波濤洶湧,慘烈之程度絕不亞於任何一次世界大小戰爭。這場戰爭不但擴及全世界各國、各地、各種族、各文化,且是一場只准勝利不准失敗的戰爭。其所帶來的傷害,包括了精神、心智的萎靡及腦部、身體主要器官的衰敗,再加上各種因藥物濫用所引發的合併症(包含愛滋病)快速廣傳與氾濫。雖然經過科學最發達的近半世紀,全世界各國家、民族、階層同心努力的奮戰,至今為止僅能勉強維持防堵功效,但此堤防隨時有潰堤之可能。再加上各種新興藥物不斷的推波助瀾,已經不能用眼花撩亂來形容,在還來不及了解到底年輕人在瘋些什麼,就已經又換了新的把戲,甚至可以完全沒有有形的藥物,可以每天瘋狂的迷失沉醉在網路世界中成癮,特別是只追求學業上的單一成就的我們社會,顯得比歐美社會來得更為嚴重。在各種成癮問題日益嚴重的現今社會,所必須要付出的有形及無形的社會成本大的非常驚人,至今對於各種成癮的主要原因仍有待進一步探討,當然更缺乏,可以適用於各種成癮的治療模式。Asia-Pacific Society for Alcohol and Addiction Research (APSAAR) 為亞洲太平洋地區探討成癮的最大型學術學會,2017年5月31日至6月3日,將在中華民國台灣台北三軍總醫院舉行第五屆年會。將集合美國及亞太地區的相關學者就學術、臨床、教育、警政、醫療行政等各個角度一起來探討如何接受這個時代的挑戰。

本次會議以英文及中文為官方語言。

 

陸汝斌, M.D.

President of 5th APSAAR

 

About 5th APSAAR

For thousands of years, substance abuse and dependence have been an universal challenge to all countries. The size and impact of this silent battle against substance abuse are no less than any other major combats in the world. This is a fight without boundaries and a fight that we cannot fail. Losing the war on drugs can bring harm and complications to the individuals and result in psychological and mental decline in the society.

In the past five decades, cutting-edge technology and research have been developed to minimize the problems that arise from drug abuse. Despite these developments, we have encountered many new challenges in the war on drugs. Over the years, new psychoactive substances have rapidly evolved and new means of distribution have emerged, including the use of the internet.

The Asia-Pacific Society for Alcohol and Addiction Research (APSAAR) is the largest academic organization for drug addiction in this region. The upcoming fifth annual meeting of the APSAAR will be held at the Tri-Service General Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan from May 31 to June 3, 2017. On behalf of the organizing committee, I welcome you to join the meeting and share your latest biomedical, epidemiological, judicial, and educational research and experience on substance abuse with academic scholars and experts from the Asian Pacific and other regions.
The official language will using both English and Chinese in this conference.

Ru band Lu, M.D.
President of 5th APSAAR