Coronavirus (COVID-19) update (dated 10th April 2020)


Due to the fast-evolving nature of the global public health implications of COVID-19 facing us at this time, we have made the decision to postpone the INEBRIA 2020 Conference until next year to 22 - 24th September, 2021.


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17th Annual International INEBRIA Conference

Setting New Directions For Brief Interventions

Goa, India

22 - 24

September 2021

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INEBRIA Conference

An Academic Feast Spread Over Three Days

We are delighted to invite you to the 17th Annual INEBRIA Conference in Goa, India.

Brief interventions can play an integral role in addressing the burden, harms and societal costs associated with alcohol use. However, there is limited uptake of brief interventions in culturally diverse and low resource settings. This necessitates a critical appraisal of what we have achieved until now as a field, and debate and discussion on the next steps for brief interventions in specific cultural contexts. 

We anticipate that the conference will provide an opportunity for practitioners, implementers, academics, policy-makers, and various other State actors to influence the agenda for brief interventions. Our ultimate goal is to change the way we conceptualise addictions care particularly in low resource settings.

INEBRIA (International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol and Other Drugs) is an international network of researchers, policy makers, practitioners and other stakeholders interested in the potential of brief interventions in health and other settings to reduce the harms produced by alcohol and other drug use. It aims to provide global leadership in the development, evaluation and implementation of evidence-based practice in the area of early identification and brief intervention for hazardous and harmful substance use.

Click here to visit the INEBRIA website

SANGATH is a non-governmental, not for profit organization committed to improving health across the lifespan by empowering existing community resources to provide appropriate physical, psychological and social therapies. Established in 1996, Sangath has been developing and evaluating mental health interventions to be delivered through existing public systems for over 25 years. We contribute to public health through path-breaking community research and interventions that strive to address the pressing mental health gap within the country.

Click here to visit the Sangath website

The Generalitat of Catalonia (GENCAT) is the institutional system which forms the basis of the Catalonian government. The primary governmental institution of health in the region is the Department of Health of the Government of Catalonia. 
The Program on Substance Abuse was established in 1989 and is part of the Public Health Agency of Catalonia (ASPCAT). The program was established with the objective of preventing ill-health in relation to substance abuse and addiction. 

Click here to visit the GENCAT website


INEBRIA Coordinating Committee

Local Organising Committee

Scientific Committee

Conference Venue: 
Novotel Goa Resort And Spa

Pinto Waddo, Off Candolim Rd, Bardez, Candolim,

Goa 403515

Setting new directions for brief interventions

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