Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Public Health Hosts Conference on Methamphetamines

Friday - Sep 09, 2005

"Harm Reduction in the Heartland" to Offer Guidance on Interventions to Reduce the Public Health Cost of Crystal Meth Use

Urbana, IL - Public Health will host a conference on methamphetamine use, with a special emphasis on interventions that can reduce the health risks associated with this drug.

"Harm Reduction in the Heartland," an all-day conference to be held at the Urbana Civic Center on September 16, will outline the physical and psychological effects of crystal methamphetamine use; its prevalence in the gay community; methods to reduce the risk of HIV infection in meth users; and the substance abuse treatment needs of methamphetamine abusers.

Read the full press relase. (PDF)