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.
SSDP will host a simulation of the upcoming UNGASS on drugs. Which will serve as a way for students to become familiar with the ins and outs of global drug policy reform during the months leading up to (the real) UNGASS 2016.