Items tagged with heroin assisted treatment

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Ortsbeiräte fordern legale Verkaufsstellen [29.04.2014] Vor zehn Jahren startete in Frankfurt der Modellversuch, Heroin an schwerkranke Junkies abzugeben. Nun diskutieren Stadtparlamentarier über die Verte ...
‘Federal dealer’ on 20 years of heroin scheme [13.02.2014] The abject drug misery that held sway at Zurich’s Platzspitz park, known popularly as “Needle Park”, spurred Switzerland in 1993 to opt for a pragmat ...
Heroin addicts launch Charter challenge to prescription ban [12.11.2013] Five people severely addicted to heroin are launching a constitutional challenge to the federal government’s ban on the prescription version of the d ...
Injection room saves 30 lives [03.04.2013] Staff at Copenhagen’s first legal drug injection room have saved 30 lives since it opened last autumn, according to metroXpress newspaper.The deputy ...
Norway mulls decriminalising heroin smoking [28.02.2013] The Norwegian government it wants to decriminalise the inhalation of heroin, a method considered less dangerous than injecting it, to reduce the numb ...
Decriminalise heroin and cocaine says Belfast drugs worker [14.02.2013] One of Northern Ireland's most senior drugs workers has said that class A drugs like heroin should be decriminalised, regulated and made available on ...
David Cameron urged to take 'now or never' step on drugs reform [09.12.2012] David Cameron should urgently set up a royal commission to consider all the alternatives to Britain's failing drug laws, including decriminalisation ...
Crises and radical thinking on drug policy [16.08.2012] It’s sad that drug policy reform must always be wrapped tragedy but alas – in the context of drugs – crisis has historically been the mother of inven ...
The War on Drugs and HIV/AIDS [24.06.2012] The global war on drugs is driving the HIV pandemic among people who use drugs and their sexual partners. Throughout the world, research has consiste ...
EMCDDA report presents latest evidence on heroin-assisted treatment for hard-to-treat opioid users [18.04.2012] A small population of chronic heroin users, once thought to be ‘untreatable’, is now benefiting from a novel type of therapy using medicinal heroin a ...
New heroin-assisted treatment [31.03.2012] The prescription of substitution drugs, such as methadone and buprenorphine, has become a mainstream, first-line treatment for opioid dependence, wit ...
Needle Park remembered [02.02.2012] The Platzspitz or “Needle Park” in Zürich was one of the world’s most notorious open drug scenes, attracting users from all over Europe. After its cl ...
The State of Harm Reduction in Europe [02.11.2011] The film crew of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) attended the first meeting of the European Harm Reduction Network (EuroHRN) in Marseille, ...
The Dutch treatment and social support system for drug users [15.01.2011] This paper, written in collaboration with the Correlation Network, briefly describes the history and the basic elements of the Dutch drug dependence ...
All parties must see that the drugs war has failed [19.12.2010] It is clearly expecting too much of Westminster that, when a recently retired cabinet minister calls for mature debate on drugs policy, a mature deba ...
At least Bob Ainsworth dares to speak about drugs [19.12.2010] People often say we have the prohibition of drugs in Britain. But illegal drugs are not prohibited, they are everywhere. What we have is a prohibitio ...
From the Mountaintops [27.10.2010] Published by the Open Society Foundations, this report looks at how evidence-based services such as heroin treatment, injection rooms, and needle exc ...
What the World Can Learn from Switzerland’s Drug Policy Shift [25.10.2010] This short film by the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU), a grantee of the Open Society Global Drug Policy Program, outlines how the country suc ...
Norway contemplating Heroin Assisted Treatment [13.08.2010] The recent report of the Stoltenberg Committee, set up by the Norwegian Health Minister to review the country’s drug situation, included a recommenda ...
Heroin Assisted Treatment [15.07.2010] This briefing paper explores the question of Heroin Assisted Treatment (HAT), examines the growing body of evidence emerging from its clinical use in ...
The Andalusian trial on heroin-assisted treatment [31.12.2009] In 2003, a randomised controlled trial (RCT) comparing injected diacetylmorphine and oral methadone was carried out in Andalusia, Spain. The subseque ...
Evaluation of Dutch Drug Policy [31.05.2009] The main purpose of this evaluation was to determine to what extent the principal goal of Dutch drug policy has been achieved, as stated in the 1995 ...
Voters agree heroin scheme, but throw out dope [30.11.2008] The Swiss look set to approve the government's drugs policy, including the prescription of heroin to addicts, but will reject a plan to decriminalise ...
Fate of drug laws hazy but voters will decide [23.10.2008] A first opinion poll found that the prescription of heroin for addicts stands a good chance of passing on November 30. However, a proposal to decrimi ...
The impact of heroin prescription on heroin markets in Switzerland [01.01.2000] A program of heroin prescription was introduced in Switzerland in 1994. This initially targeted 1,000 heavily dependent heroin users, most of whom we ...

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