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  Ted Goldberg   Ted Goldberg is professor of Sociology. He has written eight books on illegal drug consumption, as well as a number of scientific articles and book chapters. He has also actively participated in the drug debate in the Swedish media.  In order to gain knowledge as to what lies behind the decision to seek out the drug scene in Stockholm, and to remain on it in spite of all its negative consequences, Ted Goldberg did participant observation studies for a period covering 4½ years. In his writings he develops a theory to explain these processes.  Currently his primary interest is the development of Swedish drug policy.

Ted Goldberg

Ted Goldberg is professor of Sociology. He has written eight books on illegal drug consumption, as well as a number of scientific articles and book chapters. He has also actively participated in the drug debate in the Swedish media.

In order to gain knowledge as to what lies behind the decision to seek out the drug scene in Stockholm, and to remain on it in spite of all its negative consequences, Ted Goldberg did participant observation studies for a period covering 4½ years. In his writings he develops a theory to explain these processes.

Currently his primary interest is the development of Swedish drug policy.

  Tuukka Tammi   Tuukka Tammi, Ph.D., has long specialized in drug policy issues both as a researcher and expert in policy development. He has published many articles on drug policy, harm reduction, drug users and other addiction issues. Among other things, Tammi currently works for of the European Joint Action on HIV and Co-infection Prevention and Harm Reduction (HA-REACT; http://www.hareact.eu/en) among people who inject drugs.

Tuukka Tammi

Tuukka Tammi, Ph.D., has long specialized in drug policy issues both as a researcher and expert in policy development. He has published many articles on drug policy, harm reduction, drug users and other addiction issues. Among other things, Tammi currently works for of the European Joint Action on HIV and Co-infection Prevention and Harm Reduction (HA-REACT; http://www.hareact.eu/en) among people who inject drugs.

  Kari Lossius   Kari Lossius, Senior Advisor at Bergensklinikkene and specialist in clinical psychology, has worked in the drug field for 30 years. She has experience as a therapist, researcher and leader. She is the co-author and editor of 7 books in the field of substance abuse and psychology, and is associated with the University of Bergen at the Faculty of Psychology and the Health Service. She is a frequently used lecturer.

Kari Lossius

Kari Lossius, Senior Advisor at Bergensklinikkene and specialist in clinical psychology, has worked in the drug field for 30 years. She has experience as a therapist, researcher and leader. She is the co-author and editor of 7 books in the field of substance abuse and psychology, and is associated with the University of Bergen at the Faculty of Psychology and the Health Service. She is a frequently used lecturer.

  Dr. Bryndis Bjork Asgeirsdottir   Dr. Bryndis Bjork Asgeirsdottir is an Associate Professor and the Head of Department of Psychology at Reykjavik University, Iceland. Dr. Asgeirsdottir obtained her Ph.D. from the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. Since 1999 she has collaborated with her colleagues at the Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis (ICSRA) in creating a knowledge-base on modifiable social predictors of youth substance use and risky behavior. This work has led to the development of a community-based prevention approach, aiming to positively influence youth social environment and as a result to improve quality of life and reduce substance use. In 2014 and 2015 Dr. Asgeirsdottir was a member of a committee appointed by the Minister of Health in Iceland, on shaping policy towards reducing negative consequences associated with drug use.

Dr. Bryndis Bjork Asgeirsdottir

Dr. Bryndis Bjork Asgeirsdottir is an Associate Professor and the Head of Department of Psychology at Reykjavik University, Iceland. Dr. Asgeirsdottir obtained her Ph.D. from the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. Since 1999 she has collaborated with her colleagues at the Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis (ICSRA) in creating a knowledge-base on modifiable social predictors of youth substance use and risky behavior. This work has led to the development of a community-based prevention approach, aiming to positively influence youth social environment and as a result to improve quality of life and reduce substance use. In 2014 and 2015 Dr. Asgeirsdottir was a member of a committee appointed by the Minister of Health in Iceland, on shaping policy towards reducing negative consequences associated with
drug use.

  Nanna W. Gotfredsen   Nanna W. Gotfredsen is the founder and director of Gadejuristen, The Danish Street Lawyers, providing outreach legal aid and harm reduction services for people who use drugs and advocating harm reduction and drug policy reform (heroin treatment, DCRs, NSPs, naloxone, decriminalization, legalization/regulation, drug testing, ‘policing the police’, constructive dialogue with police authorities regarding “do no harm” in law enforcement etc.).

Nanna W. Gotfredsen

Nanna W. Gotfredsen is the founder and director of Gadejuristen, The Danish Street Lawyers, providing outreach legal aid and harm reduction services for people who use drugs and advocating harm reduction and drug policy reform (heroin treatment, DCRs, NSPs, naloxone, decriminalization, legalization/regulation, drug testing, ‘policing the police’, constructive dialogue with police authorities regarding “do no harm” in law enforcement etc.).