Drug Problem: Myths and Realities

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 at 6pm - 6:30pm

Location: Sufi Mediterranean Restaurant, located at 5911 Balboa Ave, San Diego 92111

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First Presetntation: San Diego Congressional Presentation

Speakers: Scott Peters and Doug Applegate

Scott Peters, represents the 52nd Congressional District. It includes Carmel Valley, La Jolla, Point Loma, Downtown San Diego,  Poway and Coronado. Peters is running for re-election in 2016. He finished first in the June 2016 top-two primary, advancing to the general election in November. For more information about Scott Peters please refer to his personal home page.

Doug Applegate, the Democratic candidate for the 49th Congressional District California's 49th congressional district is currently represented by Republican Darrell Issa. The district covers the northern coastal areas of San Diego County, including Oceanside, Vista, Carlsbad and Encinitas, as well as a small portion of southern Orange County. For more information about Scott Peters please refer to his personal
 home page.


Note: AIAP is a nonprofit organization with no political activity which is about supporting or opposing a candidate for elective office. AIAP provides equal opportunity for all nominees upon their request to have a short presentation at monthly general meetings.


Second Presetntation: Drug Problem: Myths and Realities

This presentation investigates a historical approach to Iran drug policy making v.s. world, details the facts v.s. myths about drug abuse in Iran, and reviews economical perspective of  Iran drug market.
Speech in Persian.







Mohammad Binazadeh is an addiction specialist, mental health therapist, substance abuse counselor and research expert in Iran. Dr. Banizadeh is the recipient of Presidential Medal of Honor (State of Iran in 2010 for Drug Policy Research). Recipient of the Text Book of the year award (State of Iran in 2011 for comprehensive textbook of Drug Abuse Treatment which is currently used as Text Book at Tehran and other Medical Schools in IRAN). He is a professor at Tehran University Medical School.

Here is a list of educational degrees and advanced trainings:

  • Medical Doctor (MD) University of Tehran 1989 (Valedictorian)
  • Psychiatry (MD) university of Tehran, 1991 (Valedictorian)
  • Addictology (PhD) university of Tehran, 2010 (Valedictorian)
  • Objective oriented planning on Drug demand reduction, UNODC, Austria, 1999
  • Drug Abuse Epidemiology, London Saint George University, 2002
  • Game theory, Stanford University, 2015

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