LPSD is made up of an interdisciplinary group of students and professionals from different backgrounds. LPSD is aware of the fact that a new generation of informed and committed young people who are truly committed seeking a more sensitive drug policy can generate great social change in our region. LPSD seeks to break the walls created from the prejudice and discrimination regarding drugs users through research, education and experience.
LPSD seeks to influence the development of social, education and health related topics that involve psychoactive substances of all Latin Americans, through research and the dissemination of ideas in an objective way. LPSD collaborates with government, local, national and international organizations to develop policy regarding:
- Human, civil and cultural rights.
- Health promotion.
- Prevention associated with the use of psychoactive substances.
- Harm reduction associated with the use of psychoactive substances.
- Sexual and reproductive education.
- Prevention regarding STDS and blood-borne diseases.
- Mental Health
- Life skills and violence prevention
- Legal aid.
- Support indigenous communities with problematic use of drugs.
The organization currently has chapters in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Venezuela, Republica Dominicana, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Chile, Uruguay and Argentina.