Alberta Harm Reduction Conference

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The 13th Annual Alberta Harm Reduction Conference will be held June 2-3, 2015 in Edmonton, Alberta. This year’s conference will feature a one-day session on June 1st focusing on pregnancy, drug use, and policy.

This year, the conference is being co-hosted by Streetworks and AAWEAR(Alberta Addicts who Educate and Advocate Responsibly), the provincial coalition of people who use drugs. Attendees will include frontline workers, people (who admit to) using substances, professionals, researchers, policy makers, students and folks who are interested in the issues surrounding substance use and sex work. The presenters represent those involved in research, policy and practice.

The conference will address HIV and Hepatitis C, overdose prevention, supervised consumption, criminalization/legalization of substances, sex work laws, racism and incarceration, access to heroin and methadone, pregnancy and drug use, education of our youth, marijuana legalization in the US, managed alcohol programs and many others.

Harm reduction is an important approach to addressing alcohol use during pregnancy for women with addiction concerns and who are at highest risk of having a child born with FASD.

Learn more about it here.

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