With so much public attention being placed on the overdose crisis and marijuana reform, the needs of people who use stimulant drugs has been overlooked. The conference engaged participants in conversation about stimulant use, including motivations for use, epidemiology of use, related risks, and strategies for mitigating these risks.
We sought to expand the harm reduction conversation beyond syringe access to include interventions for non-injection drug use and to explore why the harm reduction conversation about stimulants has been thus limited in the past.
Attendees included harm reduction providers, social service providers, researchers, policy makers, the LGBTQ community, and people who use stimulants.
Drug Policy Alliance
City of Los Angeles AIDS Coordinator’s Office
Center for Behavioral & Addiction Medicine
Center for Health Justice
Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services
Community Health Project LA
County of Los Angeles Public Health
The Center for Harm Reduction Therapy
Harm Reduction Coalition
Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles
Los Angeles LGBT Center
Students for Sensible Drug Policy
UCLA AIDS Institute
Union Station Homeless Services
Zendo Psychedelic Harm Reduction