Alcohol and Drugs History Society (ADHS) was founded in 1979 to promote exchanges between researchers interested in all aspects of past alcohol or drug use or control in any society. Its mission is to promote scholarship and discussions on the history of alcohol and drug abuse, production, trade and regulation through time and space. The current company was founded in 1979 and was then known under the name of alcohol and Temperance History Group. Over the following decades, the historical study of drugs increased, the decision was made in 2004 to change the name of the group to alcohol and drugs Historical Society. Former presidents include: Ian Tyrrell , Willaim J. Rorobaugh, David T. Courtwright , Joseph Spillane , Scott C. Martin. The current president is Virginia Berridge. The ADHS is an international society of researchers working in the field of history of alcohol and drugs. It publishes the international journal peer, social history of alcohol and drug use per year and the blog Points. The Society organizes a biennial international conference, as well as sponsorship of smaller events each year in different parts of the world. The social history of alcohol and drugs is an international journal assessed by high quality publishing peers, original academic research, tests of thinking and book reviews in the field of alcohol and the history of the drug. Multidisciplinary and supported by top researchers in the field, it serves an essential resource for scholars working on the history of alcohol and drugs.