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The Alcohol and Drugs History Society (ADHS) was founded in 1979 to foster exchange among scholars interested in all aspects of intoxicants in society. Its mission is to promote scholarship and discussions about the history, use, abuse, production, trade, and regulation of intoxicants across time and space.

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Psychoactive Paradigm Shift? Historicizing Drug/Alcohol Policies and Practices 

Buffalo NY

June 27-30, 2024

**The Alcohol and Drugs History Society is extending the call for papers to November 15, 2023**

See Conferences page for more information.


The Social History of Alcohol and Drugs is a peer-reviewed international journal publishing high quality, original academic research, reflection essays, and book reviews. It is the only English-language academic journal dedicated to this diverse topic. Multidisciplinary and supported by top scholars in the field, it serves as an essential resource for academics working on the history of alcohol and drugs.


The ADHS is an international society of scholars working in the field of alcohol and drugs history. It publishes the peer-reviewed international journal, The Social History of Alcohol and Drugs annually and the Points blog. The Society organizes a biannual international conference as well and sponsors smaller events each year in different parts of the world.


The ADHS offers membership to a growing international community of scholars, access to important news in the field of drugs and alcohol and sponsored and affiliated conferences and workshops. Members can collaborate with and belong to a recognized body of researchers of varying disciplines, all working in the field of drugs and alcohol.

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