|NIDA News Release
||Contact: Beverly Jackson|
|FOR RELEASE, September 14, 2000|
Street Children and Drug Abuse: Social and Health Consequences
|WHAT:||A international working meeting to discuss and define a research agenda for addressing the social and health consequences of drug abuse by the world's street children.
|WHO:||The National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health|
The World Health Organization
International experts in the field
|WHEN:||Monday, September 18, 1:30 p.m. - |
Tuesday, September 19, 5:30 p.m.
|WHERE:||Marina Beach Marriott|
4100 Admiralty Way
Marina Del Rey, California
|WHY:||Drug abuse is one of the problems encountered by street children around the world. At this meeting, experts will discuss ongoing research on street children and the relationship to drug abuse, violence, and HIV and other infectious diseases; identify effective intervention programs; and develop plans for continuing international research to address this serious issue.
Media are invited to attend. For more information and to register, call the NIDA Press Office, 301-443-6245.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse is a component of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIDA supports more than 85 percent of the world's research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. The Institute carries out a large variety of programs to ensure the rapid dissemination of research information and its implementation in policy and practice. Fact sheets on the health effects of drugs of abuse and other topics can be ordered free of charge in English and Spanish by calling NIDA Infofax at 1-888-NIH-NIDA (644-6432) or 1-888-TTY-NIDA (889-6432) for the deaf. These fact sheets and further information on NIDA research and other activities can be found on the Home page at http://www.drugabuse.gov.
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