September 5, 2006
Media Release

Exploring the truth about methamphetamine

NEWMARKET – York Region Health Services and York Regional Police have joined together to develop a York Region Methamphetamine Strategy.  This has resulted in the development of a comprehensive harm reduction approach including abstinence to reduce the use, production and distribution of illicit substances including methamphetamine. 
The summit is intended to proactively share information with colleagues including health promotion specialist, addiction clinicians, emergency first responders and policing communities about the use of illegal drugs including methamphetamine which is also known as ice or crank.
The afternoon sessions will focus primarily on enforcement, prevention and treatment of methamphetamine.  
When:  Thursday, September 7, 2006
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon – Welcoming Remarks, Presentation of York Region Methamphetamine Strategy and Keynote Speaker, Agent David Jacobson, U.S. Drug Enforcement Officer (DEA)
12:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Educational Sessions
Clandestine Labs and the Production of Methamphetamine, Drug Recognition Expert Program, The Impact of Methamphetamine on the Community, Meth Watch Program Clinical work with Methamphetamine Clients and Behavioural, Pharmacological Effects of Methamphetamine, Moral Panic: the Effects of Perception and Losing the War on Drugs
Where:   York Region Community Safety Village
  Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area
3291 Stouffville Sideroad, Stouffville
For more information on this or other health-related topics, contact York Region Health Services Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653 or visit
Please note:  Members of the media are invited to attend the event and participate in the afternoon educational sessions but pre-registration is required. Please contact the below mentioned if you are interested in attending.

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Media Contact: Jennifer Mitchell-Emmerson, York Region Health Services
 Phone:  (905) 830-4444, ext. 4016 or After-hours Pager (905) 830-3302

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