Local drug strategies and policies

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ISSUP Webinars

ISSUP Argentina invites you to participate in a webinar focused on prevention and treatment strategies in the use of psychoactive substances
The webinar will take place on Friday, December 4, 2020 at 12:00hrs (Argentina time).

December 4, 2020, 12:00 - 13:00 hrs (Argentina time)


The relevance of local strategies or policies in the field of drug demand reduction is currently contained in various documents of International Agencies such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) or the Inter-American Commission on Drug Abuse Control (CICAD) of the OAS. At the same time, municipalities and communes, mainly due to the process of decentralization of public policies, are in need of giving some kind of answers on the problem

The use of psychoactive substances, although it is a phenomenon of global scope, assumes its own characteristics in each local territory. In this way, government micromanagement becomes relevant as it is the first point of contact with citizens and from there being able to integrate strategies with provincial and national levels.


Dr. Angel Alvarez

PhD in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame, USA, was a professor at UCV, a public policy consultant and director of the Urgent Action for Democracy and Development Center in Toronto, Canada.

Guest reviews:

Dr. Luis Alfonzo Bello

Psychiatrist and specialist in addiction and public health, Regional Advisor for Substance Abuse, at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

Dr Roberto Canay

Master in Community Mental Health and Doctor of Psychology.

Co-director of the ISSUP Argentina chapter and Director of the Research and Training Institute "Forum Vitae" of the Railway Social Work

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