Editor’s Note: The “Addiction Lives” interview project, a print and online collaboration between the Society for the Study of Addiction and the journal Addiction, returns to Points. You can find out more about the latest episode and listen to a short audio clip here.
This series explores the views and personal experiences of people who have contributed to the evolution of ideas in the Addiction journal’s field of interest.
In this interview Professor Jacek Moskalewicz talks about his time working in alcohol and policy settings from the 1970s onward in Poland and internationally. He discusses the impact of Poland’s political history, in particular the role of Solidarity, on alcohol and drug use and policy. He also talks about his experiences working as a consultant for the World Health Organisation and in developing international collaborations over the past 50 years.
The series is edited by Professor Virginia Berridge and this interview was conducted by Professor Berridge and Professor Betsy Thom.