‘Don’t Eat the Brown Acid’: Reducing Harms of Recreational Substance Use at Mass Gathering Events
Addiction Nurse Practitioner Fellow, BC Centre on Substance Use
September 4, 12pm – 1pm
St. Paul’s Hospital, Cullen Family Lecture Theatre
This free series is geared towards the needs and interests of individuals operating in a healthcare or research setting, however, the public and other interested stakeholders are welcome and encouraged to attend.
1) Define the potential harms inherent at large outdoor festivals, particularly those relating to attendee demographics and substance use patterns.
2) Outline how drug checking, education, medical support and other harm reduction services can reduce harms associated with recreational substance use at outdoor festivals, with special emphasis on the current climate of fentanyl, novel psychoactive agents, and increasing polysubstance use.
3) Identify information-sharing policies and best practices implemented by individual festivals and international communities for which universal adoption might further improve harm reduction efficacy
A light lunch will be provided. We strongly encourage guests to RSVP as soon as possible to ensure sufficient food and space. (Please note that you will not need to bring your registration ticket(s) to the event.)Register
Can’t make it in person? Our lectures are now being streamed live! Register for the webcast here: bit.ly/WNANPweb15
If you have any questions about event logistics, please contact Adrina Halket at [email protected].