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Harm Reduction Conference in Oakland, CA, September 17-21

Drug Reform Coordination Network
(DRCNet) Rapid Response Team

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The First National Harm Reduction Conference will take place in Oakland, California this month, beginning with a reception on the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 17 and continuing for four full days (and some evenings), with a multitude of sessions covering many different aspects of harm reduction, including harm reduction practice, expanding drug treatment options, putting harm reduction programs in place, needle exchange, harm reduction as violence prevention and intervention, community organizing, networking, harm reduction policy, organizing user groups, occupational health, art and culture, HIV/AIDS, sexual health, research, mental health, recovery, spirituality, population-specific harm reduction and more.

Registration fees are $240 for members of the Harm Reduction Coalition and $260 for non-members; or $60 per day for members and $65 for non-members. (Membership in HRC is $25.) To register or for more information, contact the Harm Reduction Coalition, 3223 Lake Shore Ave., Oakland, CA 94610, (510) 444-6969 x16 (voice), (510) 444-6977 (fax), e- mail: [email protected].

Methadone patients and advocates might be interested in the pre-conference meeting on the 17th, sponsored by the National Alliance of Methadone Advocates (NAMA) and Methadone - A Legitimate Treatment Alternative (MALTA). For information, contact Joycelyn Woods at (212) 595-NAMA, [email protected], or Diane Fleury-Seaman at (916) 742- 0637, [email protected].

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