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This Is Your Brain on Drugs:


Several members of the House and Senate wrote Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt to complain about his department??¢â???¬â???¢s co-sponsorship of a conference that was to be held this weekend in Salt Lake City to discuss ??¢â???¬?????safe??¢â???¬  drug use. Rep. Mark Souder (R.-Ind.), chairman of the House Drug Policy Subcommittee, wrote Leavitt: ??¢â???¬?????I am enormously frustrated with your department for dithering on the meth issue while the rest of America fights an epidemic that is viciously tearing apart families and communities throughout the country.??¢â???¬  According to Souder, lecture topics at the conference were to include: ??¢â???¬?????You Don??¢â???¬â???¢t Have to Be Clean and Sober. Or Even Want to Be!??¢â???¬ ; ??¢â???¬?????We Don??¢â???¬â???¢t Need a ??¢â???¬????War??¢â???¬â???¢ on Methamphetamine??¢â???¬ ; ??¢â???¬?????Tweaking Tips for Party Boys??¢â???¬ ; ??¢â???¬?????Barebacking: A Harm Reduction Approach??¢â???¬ ; and ??¢â???¬?????Without Condoms: Harm Reduction, Unprotected Sex, Gay Men and Barebacking.??¢â???¬ 