the 53rd Conference of the International Council on Alcohol and Addiction (ICAA) on Dependencies which will be hosted in Cancún, Mexico, by Centros de Integración Juvenil, A.C. (CIJ), a non-profit civil association founded in 1969 that makes programs and projects of prevention, treatment, social reintegration, research and human resources development in the field of addictions.

Exploring the theme of "New Challenges - New Answers", the Conference will address a range of current and high-profile issues facing practitioners, policy makers and politicians across the world. Focusing on topical concerns such as “legal highs”, the internet, crime and globalisation, the Conference will examine the challenges for prevention and treatment at the local, national and international levels.

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The Conference will take place from 3rd to 6th November 2010. For further information, please visit the CIJ website, or contact cfernandez@cij.gob.mx.