The e-learning Master is designed to stimulate reflection and debate on crucial topics in consumption and abuse of legal and illegal substances and addictive behaviours from a multi-disciplinary and international and cross-national perspective.  It is meant to provide students with knowledge and skills useful to investigate and analyse the psychological, social and health implications arising from alcohol and drug consumption. It also provides the possible responses to problems and offers the tools they need to face clinical practice and prevention challenges.

The Master is open to all graduates (bachelor degree and master degree), and in particular to health and social workers and researchers working in public and private institutions.

From 2010 to 2019 the Italian master was part of the educational program of the University of Piemonte Orientale (UPO). Since the 2019-2021 edition, the Master has been run by the University of Turin in collaboration with the University of Piemonte Orientale. The new edition of the master has been approved by the Department of Cultures, Policy and Society and is run jointly by three universities: Aarhus University (Denmark), Middlesex University (London, UK) and University of Turin (Italy).