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Assistance to drug users in St. Bernard is an international reference

Municipality had experience in caring for people in abusive use of alcohol and drugs in Latin American conference

 
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Centers for Psychosocial Care (CAPS) Alcohol and Drugs in Sao Bernado do Campo, São Paulo
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Centers for Psychosocial Care (CAPS) Alcohol and Drugs in Sao Bernado do Campo, São Paulo

The experience of São Bernardo do Campo, in São Paulo, in attending to people in abusive use of alcohol and drugs was reported by psychologist and assistant secretary of the county Health Department, the Fourth Latin American Conference on Policies Drugs, held last week in Bogotá, Colombia. St. Bernard was the only Brazilian city to report their experience.

Invited by the organizers of the meeting, she joined the panel on "Drug Policies in local scenarios" in which he had the opportunity to talk about mental health projects aimed at drug users in San Bernardo, as the Centers for Psychosocial Care (CAPS ) Alcohol and Drugs, operating under 24 hours, the republics therapies, in which users are temporarily housed, the Nutrarte, core income generation, and Consultório Street, mobile unit that travels the points of drug use and alcohol for offering health care.

The IV Latin American Conference on Drug Policy is considered the largest gathering of Latin America on the issue and brought together representatives from governments and multilateral agencies, nongovernmental organizations and experts from various countries.

This fourth edition aimed to promote exchanges between academics, health policy-makers and representatives of civil society on the prevention and treatment strategies adopted in different countries and discussion of the problem from the standpoint of human rights. Brazil was represented by experts from the Ministry of Health, academic institutions and NGOs

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