Aleksey has been working in the field of harm reduction, HIV and viral hepatitis prevention for 10 years. He is general manager of the harm reduction NGOs coalition “Outreach” (Estonia), and deputy director of Humanitarian Action (St. Petersburg). He has written about substance use, hepatitis and HIV for Russian media outlets including RIA Novosti, AIDS.CENTER and TJournal. He is in long-term recovery from substance use issues. He lives in St. Petersburg.
Matthew is the program coordinator with the Canadian Association of People Who Use Drugs (CAPUD), and a National Board member with Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP). He’s a research coordinator, freelance writer and current drug user. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.