NC: Drug Use and Sex Trafficking

Wednesday, September 07 2011 by Alex Granados and Frank Stasio

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Drug Use and Sex Trafficking

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Decades after the beginning of the war on drugs, America’s desire for illicit substances has not abated. North Carolina has become a hot spot of both drug activity and sex trafficking, and state leaders are coming together to address the problem.

The conference, “Reducing Harm and Building Communities: Addressing Drug Use in the South,” will be held in Durham tomorrow and Friday at RTI International. Host Frank Stasio talks about drug use, sex work, and the conference with Jill Brenneman, a Raleigh sex worker and program coordinator for Sex Workers without Borders; Robert Childs, executive director of the NC Harm Reduction Coalition; and Lieutenant Colonel Marty Sumner, deputy chief of the High Point Police Department.


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