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International Conference on HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse
1st December, 2002
 

Dr. Raka Jain
Topic of Presentation:
High risk behavior among injectible drug users (IDUs) attending a national drug dependence treatment centre in northern India.

Abstract:
The consistency between self-reported drug use and urinalysis among 100 male injectable drug users attending the Drug Dependence Treatment Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi was evaluated in the year 2001. Subjects were interviewed and their self report on total duration of drug use, pattern and duration of injectable drug use, frequency were recorded alongwith assessment of their risk behaviors. This paper examined the findings.


Questions and Answers:
14.40 - 15.10

Tea Break: 15.10 - 15.25

Session No. 2
Substance Abuse Addiction Control, Treatment & Rehabilitation

Chair:
Mr. Bhavnesh Sawhney, India
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Speaker:
Mr.R.M.Finnerty
(Alberta Alcohol & Drug Abuse Commission, Canada) 15.25 - 15.50
Biodata:
Mr. Murray Finnerty has served as the Executive Director of the Northern Alberta Development Council; Assistant Deputy Minister of Recreation Development; Assistant Deputy Minister of Community Development; and Assistant Deputy Minister of Children’s Services, before becoming CEO of AADAC in April, 2001.

Topic of Presentation:
A vision for Success - Enhancing Population Health by responding to Substance Abuse and Addiction.

Abstract:
This presentation informed of AADAC's successful approach to preventing and treating problems related to substance abuse and gambling including examples of AADAC's broad based information delivery, targeted prevention services and treatment services such as detoxification, outpatient counseling and residential programs targeted to specific populations.
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Speaker:
Mr. Clark Carr
(Narconon International, USA) 15.50 - 16.15
 
Biodata:
Mr. Clark Carr, President Narconon International, directed a Narconon residential center for ten years and has participated in worldwide research on its drug-free social education model, including safe and healthful use of nutrients, sauna sweat-out detoxification, and life skills courses.

Topic of Presentation:
The Narconon First Step Program -- Voluntary, Drug-Free and Pain-Free Drug Withdrawal Utilizing Specific Nutrition and Other Assists.

Abstract:
Guiding addicts safely through withdrawal from addictive drugs or medication is one of the greatest challenges in drug rehabilitation. Narconon drug rehabilitation, based on research of L. Ron Hubbard, has for over 30 years successfully utilized a drug-free approach to withdrawal. Early results from delivery to more than 1,200 addicts of differing ethnicity have been encouraging. This regimen of voluntary withdrawal could reduce strain on facilities and improve the outcome of a wide range of rehabilitation techniques. This paper discussed the Narconon First Step Program.
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Speaker:
Fr. Oreste Benzi and Mr. Giovanni Salina
(Association of Pope John XXIII, Italy) 16.15 - 16.40
Biodata:
Father Oreste Benzi is the founder of the "Community Pope John XXIII", an international lay association of pontifical right, recognized with legal status in 1972, whose vocation consists of following Jesus the poor, servant and suffering, sharing directly the life of the least. His strong dedication to the poor has given rise to: family-homes; emergency shelters; houses of prayer; houses of fraternity; work cooperatives for disabled people; day-care centres; therapeutic communities; centers for alcohol-dependant people.

Mr. Giovanni Salina is the current over all co-ordinator of the Community Pope John XXIII drug abusers service, and has 2 decades of experience in treating, rehabilitating, and reintroducing drug abusers.

Topic of Presentation:
A True “Operator” for an authentic community

Abstract:
This presentation addressed the following issues:
a) Drug addicts today (2002): who are they? b) The answers the youth are looking for. c) Operator: the differences between a technician and an animator of life. d) Formation of moral conscience, of community knowledge and awareness of being a people. e) The sense of responsibility in drug addicts today. f) Globalisation and drug addiction. g) Drug addiction and the four Worlds: Eastern, Western, African and Latin-American.
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Speaker:
Ms Kumari Welegedara
(Alcohol and Drug Information Centre, Sri Lanka) 16.40 - 17.05
Biodata:
Ms. Kumari Welegedara is the Programme Officer, Media and Integration Program, at the Alcohol and Drug Information Centre, Sri Lanka, for the last 12 years.

Title of Presentation:
The impact of media on the psychology of alcohol use and prevention of HIV/AIDS.

Abstract:
Acknowledging the growing concern about media in relation to health, a study was carried out in Sri Lanka to assess the impact of the television in promoting alcohol. Findings revealed that 13.55% of all alcohol and tobacco references are directly linked to sexuality and all of them promote alcohol related myths. The paper discussed the findings.
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Questions and Answers: 17.05 - 17.35

Important Announcements: 17.35 - 17.50
 


 
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