Hot Topics 2011

In May 2011, HIT, in association with Simpson House, held the first Hot Topics conference in Liverpool. It was a great day with some amazing speakers. As you can see from the programme, we had very diverse topics from using social media in drugs work, through young peoples' drug issues, right the way up to why Daleks seem to be bulking up lately.


Niamh Eastwood
Niamh is the Head Of Legal Services and Deputy Director or Release, she spoke about the criminalisation of young people in the current ways we deal with drugs.
Nigel Brunsdon
Nigel runs the popular blog 'Injecting Advice', he spoke about the use of social media within drug services as both an engagement tool and a way of getting messages out.
Mat Southwell
Mat Southwell works for the INPUD, and is a local organiser with Respect, the UK grassroots drug user group. He spoke about Harm Reduction, Recovery and Drug Law Reform.
Jim McVeigh
Jim is from Centre for Public health at John Moores University and he spoke about 'Emerging Drugs and the Pursuit of Perfection' (with added Darleks).
Annette Dale-Perera
Annette is the Strategic Director of Addiction and Offender Care at Central and North West London. She presented on the challenges the funding presents when trying to deliveraddiction services within the NHS. 
Alistair Sinclair
Alistair is part of the UK Recovery Federation and spoke about the Principles of Recovery. 

The Stuff On Educators Handbook

The Stuff On Educators Handbook This Educator Handbook explains how the 'Stuff On'booklet series can be used effectively with groups of young people.   The series includes booklets on: Alcohol Heroin Amphetamine Magic Mushrooms Cocaine Ecstasy Poppers Cannabis Solvents Tobacco  Part of the 'Stuff on..' series, find out more about this series and supporting resources.  …

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