With the Government’s new sexual health and teenage pregnancy strategy due in autumn 2011, the 4th annual symposium provides a timely opportunity for local practitioners and stakeholders to gain a valuable insight into the Government’s vision for reducing teenage pregnancy and STI rates in the UK.
In 2010, the Government launched a new drug strategy to counter the harmful effects of drug and alcohol dependence in society. The twin aims of the strategy were to reduce harmful drug use and increase the numbers recovering from their dependence. The work is structured around three themes – reducing demand, restricting supply and building recovery in communities.
The focus of the symposium will be on capacity building for research, hence young researchers in the social and health sciences and education and experienced researchers with new data to present are particularly invited to participate.
This year’s conference is a unique opportunity for a wide-ranging discussion and debate about tackling the treatment access issues of under-represented groups from those in the LGBT community and those using performance-enhancing drugs to military veterans.
U.S. taxpayers have been funding citizen security programs in Central America for six years. This event will talk about whether these efforts are having an impact on the crime and violence that has shaken the region and led to unprecedented migration of unaccompanied minors to the United States.
This briefing highlights the effects of drug policy on women as producers, suppliers and consumers of drugs in order to inform and guide policy makers on practices that should be avoided, as well as highlight those policies which effectively incorporate and address women’s needs.
The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of drug policies on young people who use drugs through questionnaires, and to make recommendations for the improvement of drug policy for young people.
The brief highlights the intersections between age, gender, and drug use, making the case for why young women who use drugs are particularly vulnerable to HIV and not adequately reached through mainstream health services.
The objective of the meeting was to share experiences from the various harm reduction regions and to discuss on strengthening organizational development for a resilient harm reduction network which will cover the Eastern Africa region.
The 'Young People's Recommendations for Addiction Prevention Policy Paper' was compiled by the Drug Policy Programme of Espolea through a series of workshops, in order to build on the current drug policy debate and contribute to the engagement of young people in dialogue around prevention, harm…