Głównym celem projektu HA-REACT jest ograniczenie do roku 2020 występowania na terenie Unii Europejskiej liczby nowych przypadków HIV, gruźlicy oraz wirusowego zapalenia wątroby typu C wśród osób stosujących środki odurzającew in iekcjach poprzez podniesienie poziomu profilaktyki oraz wdrażanie działań redukcji szkód. Cel ten jest zgodny z przedmiotowymi planami działań strategicznych Unii Europejskiej, Światowej Organizacji Zdrowia, UNAIDS oraz Biura Narodów Zjednoczonych do spraw Narkotyków i Przestępczości.
Since it decriminalised all drugs in 2001, Portugal has seen dramatic drops in overdoses, HIV infection and drug-related crime.
In America, jails and prisons have become the nation’s de facto mental healthcare providers – and the results are chilling
Nothing scares Ryan Langlois more than being released from jail, because he says there is no immediate access to provincially funded drug treatment programs to help kick the habit and stay out of trouble. And trouble is what he finds.
Since being launched in 2007, Harm Reduction International's death penalty work has been the leading global resource on the issue of the death penalty for drug offences.
Prisons aren’t linking people to adequate addiction treatment — and many are dying as a result.
It looks nothing like most prisons in the US. That's because Norway's prison system is designed with three core values in mind: normality, humanity and rehabilitation. The point of incarceration in Norway, they say, is to make inmates "better neighbors" once they are released - and they take that mission very seriously.
A new study has shown the effectiveness of an opioid treatment programme for prisoners in the US state of Rhode Island, offering profound implications for national policy.
The final piece of the Drug Recovery Wing evaluation jigsaw, focusing on the process and impact of implementing the model in eight men’s and two women’s prisons in England and Wales.
A new study suggests that treating people for opioid addiction in jails and prisons is a promising strategy to address high rates of overdose and opioid use disorder.
Among other problems, it has obstructed other channels of investigation, including the social, psychological and societal roots of addiction
A new program that will give low-level drug offenders the choice to enter treatment rather than face criminal charges has advocates and public officials already wondering how the initiative will be funded once state money that launched the program runs out.
Kyrgyzstan has adopted new legislation on drug-related crimes. Amendments have been introduced into a number of national legal codes within the broad judiciary reform in the country. The amendments will come into force starting from 2019. Initiators of the reform declare the ideas of humanisation and decriminalisation, but the practitioners and the community expect an opposite outcome.
The Ukrainian government is increasing the scope of the country’s state-funded opioid substitution therapy (OST) programme – a harm reduction tool which reduces the risk of overdose and disease transmission.
Although it was without much fanfare that the European Commission, in July 2017, published the new Action Plan on Drugs (2017-2020), the drug policy community should celebrate it as a great achievement both for its progressive content and for the meaningful involvement of civil society in its preparation.
It's practically cliché at this point to observe that Canada is in the midst of an opioid crisis. At the end of December, it was expected we would see 4,000 opioid-related deaths by the end of the year — a death count higher than all the lives lost in every military conflict since WWII, combined.
Santa Ana has shut down the only needle exchange program serving Orange County. The city denied the program permits to continue operating because of complaints about an increase in discarded needles around the city's Civic Center. The non-profit that runs the program says it's now trying to get back up and running.
Two Portuguese health experts, including a prominent MP, have called for the introduction of a strictly regulated cannabis trade in a bid to counter illegal trafficking, including a recommendation for pharmacies to sell the drug at street value.
Last week, when Philadelphia announced its support of Comprehensive User Engagement Sites (CUES) — also known as safe injection facilities — the trolls came out in full force, to battle with misinformation and zero data.
While the US suffers a much discussed overdose epidemic, less attention is paid to the fact that much of the rest of the world misses out on vital painkillers such as morphine.