Short video showing safe needle exchange machine in a prison in Berlin, and a syringe & needle dispenser on a street.

Moldova sets a positive example in the field of addiction treatment and harm reduction. The government has launched a programme that includes the detection of HIV infection, monitoring of HIV cases, needle and syringe exchange programmes and opiate substitution treatment (OST) in the community and also in prisons.

Prison sentences are short in Denmark and the prison population rate is one of the lowest in Europe.

This video presents the model of opiate substitution treatment (OST) in managing opioid dependence of inmates in the Republic of Moldova. It was produced by the Council of Europe's Pompidou Group in collaboration with the Moldovan Department of Penitentiary Institutions for the training of prison staff.

Are you interested in the topic of drug use among prisoners and treatment for drug users in the prison setting? Linda Montanari from the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction is an expert.