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Downtown Eastside Youth Activities Society

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Agency: 
Downtown Eastside Youth Activities Society
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
The pamphlet includes a description and contact information for six different programs run by the Downtown Eastside Youth Activities Society in the downtown eastside of Vancouver.
Keywords: 
advocacy; Downtown Eastside Youth Activities Society (D.E.Y.A.S.); outreach; programs; youth; Vancouver

D.E.Y.A.S Youth Services Detox Program

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Agency: 
Downtown Eastside Youth Activities Society
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
A pamphlet describing the alcohol and drug detox program operated by the Downtown Eastside Youth Activities Society in the downtown eastside of Vancouver.
Keywords: 
addiction; alcohol; detox; drug addiction; Downtown Eastside Youth Activities Society (D.E.Y.A.S.); outreach; youth; Vancouver

Safe Injecting Facilities: Should Victoria have a SIF Pilot-Trial?

Publication type: 
Position Paper
Agency: 
Victorian Drugs and Crime Prevention Committee
Date: 
1998
Pages: 
12
Summary: 
The document is produced on behalf of the Victorian Drugs and Crime Prevention Committee in Australia to consider introducing a safe-injection facility (SIF) trial project in the City of Greater Dandenong. The author provides a summary of current trends in drug policy and the public debate surrounding SIF; a background on the issues specific to the community; national and international perspectives on SIF; and answers to commonly asked questions about SIF.
Keywords: 
Australia; drug use; harm reduction; injection drug use; project proposal; safe injection site; Victorian Drugs and Harm Prevention Committee;

HIV/AIDS and Education

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Agency: 
Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD)
Sponsor: 
Health Canada
Date: 
2001
Pages: 
8
Summary: 
The Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD) is a coalition of Canadian international development organizations and AIDS service organizations that aim to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS on resource poor communities. The authors focus on the relationship between HIV/AIDS, education, and development by highlighting ways that education has been fundamentally changed by HIV/AIDS on the one hand, and how education can work to change the HIV/AIDS crisis on the other. The authors point out problems with past HIV/AIDS education efforts and call for HIV/AIDS to be placed at the centre of the education agenda.
Keywords: 
AIDS; Africa; development; education; HIV/AIDS; Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD)

AIDS in the World/ La sida dans le monde

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Agency: 
Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD)
Sponsor: 
Health Canada
Date: 
2004
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
The bilingual English/French document provides information about shifts in the global HIV/AIDS situation throughout 2004. Highlights include: the growing challenge of women and AIDS and regional overviews.
Keywords: 
AIDS; HIV/AIDS; Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD); women and HIV/AIDS; women

Families Against Addiction Poster

Publication type: 
Poster
Date: 
2006
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
A poster advertising the Mother's Day (2006) Families Against Addiction walk. The organizers aim to educate, take action and provide support for families affected by addiction in Vancouver.
Keywords: 
activism; addiction; drug abuse; family; families; Vancouver

Get the Point: News for past and current IV drug users and street-involved people (Volume 3, Issue 1)

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Agency: 
HIV Network of Edmonton
Sponsor: 
Wildrose Foundation
Date: 
2004
Pages: 
4
Summary: 
An issue of the newsletter published by the HIV Network of Edmonton with the Wildrose Foundation. The newsletter includes information for injection drug users about community resources and harm reduction.
Keywords: 
drug use; Edmonton; harm reduction; HIV; HIV Network of Edmonton; injection drug use; newsletter; Wildrose Foundation

A Pointless War - Drugs and Violence in Brazil

Publication type: 
Research Paper / Project Report
Agency: 
Transnational Institute
Series: 
Drugs and Conflict Debate Papers No. 11
Date: 
2004
Pages: 
33
Summary: 
The document is produced by the Transnational Institute, an international network of activist-scholars who analyze current global problems. The paper is part of a series of debate papers about drugs and conflict and the authors explore the particular circumstances surrounding the connected issues of cannabis/marijuana production in rural Brazil and violence. The authors include a brief history of drug law in Brazil as background for analyzing new drug laws, along with a detailed analysis of the situation in Rio de Janeiro, and conclude that current drug control policies only increase the violence associated with social conflict in Brazil.
Keywords: 
Brazil; drugs; drug law; drug policy; drug-related crime; Transnational Institute; violence

Poster for Drop-In Seniors Recovery Program hosted by Seaview Alcohol and Drug Services

Publication type: 
Poster
Agency: 
Seaview Alcohol and Drug Program
Date: 
2000
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
A poster advertising drop-in classes for the seniors with addiction problems as well as professionals who want to learn more about senior's unique addiction issues. The program was held at the North Shore Neighbourhood House and sponsored by Seaview Alcohol and Drug Program in West Vancouver.
Keywords: 
addiction; poster; programs; recovery; seniors; Seniors Drug Addiction Program; support groups; West Vancouver

Methadone Maintenance Treatment: Translating Research into Policy

Publication type: 
Research Paper / Project Report
Agency: 
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) - National Institutes of Health, U.S. Public Health Services
Date: 
1995
Pages: 
199
Summary: 
A compilation of research findings produced by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) that summarizes 30 years of U.S. based clinical experience with methadone maintenance treatment for opiod addiction. The authors provide a history of opiod addiction treatment in the U.S. and list major research studies investigating the effectiveness of methadone maintenance treatment. Section 1 answers frequently asked questions about safety and efficacy of methadone treatment; Section 2 includes a detailed list of references; Section 3 is a number of supplemental articles; and Section 4 includes visual and suggested commentaries to compliment the answers to the questions in Section 1.
Keywords: 
drug addiction; drug use; heroin; heroin maintenance; methadone; methadone maintenance treatment; National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA); research; treatment; U.S.

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