Contact: Lana Beck of the Drug Free America Foundation,
011-354-38-900-2628 (from U.S.) or 00-354-38-900-2628 (outside
WHAT: Europe and the Americas Unite Against Illicit Drugs,
Harm Reduction and Drug Legalization
WHEN & WHERE: March 1 at the European Parliament, Brussels,
Belgium, in the "Salle de Presse" PHS 0A50, at 1:15 p.m.
WHY: To discuss the conference in progress at the EU
Parliament which focuses on effective drug policies and
exposes the harm caused by so-called harm reduction policies
-- needle exchange programs, "safe" injection sites and heroin
WHO: Experts who will be participating in the press
-- Charlotte Cederschiold, Host and Member of the European
-- David Davis, Shadow Home Secretary for United Kingdom
-- Herbert Schaepe, Former Secretary of the International
Narcotics Control Board
-- Tomas Hallberg, director, European Cities Against Drugs
-- Eric Voth, M.D., chair, Institute on Global Drug Policy
European Parliament host, Charlotte Cederschiold, observes,
"We all are affected by the attack that drugs have on a normal
society. The best way to protect society against the dangers
of drug use is to unite and examine the most effective drug
policies in order to prevent addiction and help addicts
instead of prolonging their addiction."
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
International Dimensions for European Drug Policy
Conference at the European Parliament on March 1 and 2 will
include a broad representation of international drug policy
experts and leaders in government, academia, medicine and
prevention organizations. Some of the speakers include John
Walters (Director of the Office of National Drug Control
Policy-ONDCP) United States, Herbert Schaepe (Former Secretary
of the International Narcotics Control Board) United Nations (news
web sites); David Davis (Shadow Home Secretary) United
Kingdom and Morgan Johansson (Minister of Public Health and
Social Services) Sweden.
Representatives of the organizations sponsoring and
supporting the conference will also be available for comment.
These organizations include: European Cities Against Drugs,
Institute on Global Drug Policy, Drug Free America Foundation,
Inc., Drug Prevention Network of the Americas and the
International Scientific and Medical Forum on Drug Abuse.