Items tagged with harm reduction

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Pill testing trial to begin at Sydney music festivals, vows drug expert Alex Wodak [27.02.2016] The Australian drug expert who pioneered the nation's first legal injecting centre is on a collision course with the Baird government and NSW Police ...
Lift the Ban! [22.02.2016] In my experience, good public policy is best shaped by the dispassionate analysis of what in practice has worked, or not. Policy based on common assu ...
UNGASS 2016: What prospect for change? [18.02.2016] With the UN’s drug control policy setting bathed in opaque diplomatic light, civil society advocates are left looking for the subtleties of language ...
Elite ‘African Group’ in Vienna undermines AU drug policy [06.02.2016] South Africa’s mission in Vienna submitted a minority reactionary “African Group” (AG) position on drug policy to the United Nations, despite the Afr ...
As UNGASS approaches, yet another devastating UN critique of the drug war is published [08.12.2015] A significant positive outcome has already emerged from next year’s UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs in the form of much more di ...
Heroin, survivor of War on Drugs, returns with new face [21.11.2015] United States military operations in Afghanistan, now in their 15th year, are routinely described as America’s longest war. For overseas combat, that ...
UN: Swedish drug rules violate human rights [07.11.2015] Sweden's drug policies have come in for harsh criticism from the UN. Effective treatments against drug abuse, such as needle exchange programmes, are ...
Could Iran be the next country to legalise cannabis and opium? [21.10.2015] After Uruguay courageously legalised the use of cannabis under a new drug policy, could Iran be the next country to make it legal? From the outside, ...
UN agency urged to publish leaked paper backing drug legalisation [21.10.2015] Delegates at the 2015 Harm Reduction Conference in Malaysia called on the United Nations drugs agency to officially release a leaked paper detailing ...
Pot legalization looks certain for Canada [20.10.2015] Carrying a torch for marijuana legalization, the Liberal Party of Canada emerged like a phoenix from parliamentary election to an absolute majority i ...
The interplay between drug-use behaviors, settings, and access to care [14.08.2015] Despite the growing attention surrounding crack cocaine use in Brazil, little is understood about crack users’ histories, use patterns and the interp ...
IDPC recommendations for the "ZERO DRAFT" of the UNGASS outcome document [22.07.2015] Preparations are gathering pace for the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs, to be held on the 19th to 21st April 2016 ...
EU report: Oslo lacks drug strategy [03.07.2015] A new EU report has found that Oslo, a city that for many years has topped the heroin overdose ranking, still lacks a comprehensive strategy to comba ...
The seven steps of drug policy reform in Ecuador [09.06.2015] Ecuador has entered a new era in drug policy and legislation. Twenty-five years after the last major legal reform, brought about by the famed Narcoti ...
While Russia grapples with HIV epidemic, Moscow’s addicts share their filthy needles [23.05.2015] The government does not offer substitution therapy or harm reduction outreach, and the impact of grassroots groups such as Rylkov, which has only 15 ...
Drug experts plead for a better way [17.05.2015] In an Alternative Drugs and Addiction Report, experts have warned politicians that current laws on dangerous drugs are doing more harm than good in G ...
Legalise cannabis in Luxembourg? [10.05.2015] Luxembourg's Parliament is to debate the decriminalisation of consumption of cannabis, the health minister said while outlining a new drug prevention ...
2016: The UN's year to take on drugs [26.04.2015] Global disagreement over drug policies provides an important opportunity to reconsider the effectiveness of existing counternarcotics policies, addre ...
The Road to UNGASS 2016 [14.04.2015] On 19th to 21st April 2016, there will be a United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) held in New York, dedicated to the issue of drug ...
France votes to legalize drug 'shooting galleries' [07.04.2015] France's National Assembly voted this week to legalize drug consumption rooms - safe places for addicts to consume drugs - in the hope of keeping use ...
An injecting room worked for heroin. Let's have one to help beat ice [30.03.2015] In its report on the methamphetamine market, the Australian Crime Commission identified ice as the illicit drug posing the highest risk to Australia. ...
Dr. Lochan Naidoo - A frank conversation about drugs [29.03.2015] The President of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), Dr Lochan Naidoo, became a member of International Doctors for Healthier Drug Poli ...
Global State of Harm Reduction 2014 [04.03.2015] In 2008, Harm Reduction International released the Global State of Harm Reduction, a report that mapped responses to drug-related HIV and hepatitis C ...
Why Canada is no longer a leader in global drug policy [26.02.2015] Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s statement about the failures of Canada's drug policy is mostly on point. It’s just the last bit he gets wrong: “I thi ...
Drug policy in India [14.02.2015] India’s response to drugs flows along an extraordinary spectrum – of tradition and modernity; of widespread availability and stringent enforcement; o ...
Federal government set to crack down on drug courts that fail addicts [04.02.2015] The federal government is cracking down on drug courts that refuse to let opioid addicts access medical treatments such as Suboxone, said Michael Bot ...
Is São Paulo's drug treatment program working? [21.01.2015] Authorities say crack use has dropped 80 percent in São Paulo's notorious "Crackland" district since the implementation of With Open Arms ("De Braços ...
UN: Nearly 100 drug users died in Crimea after Russia closed methadone program [20.01.2015] The United Nations' AIDS envoy sounded the alarm over an impending health catastrophe in Russia's newly acquired Crimean Peninsula, where nearly 100 ...
First lesson for new inquiry into ice: we've lost the war on drugs [16.12.2014] Five Labor and three Conservative governments adopted harm minimisation as Australia’s official national drug policy on 2 April 1985 and every Common ...
'You will not be arrested for using drugs' [02.12.2014] Authorities in the Netherlands are warning Amsterdam tourists about heroin masquerading as cocaine, which has already killed several people and sent ...
Controversial São Paulo project offers jobs to crack addicts in Cracolândia [28.10.2014] On a mild winter morning in São Paulo, two dozen people pick up brooms and rubbish bins from a warehouse. They wear blue jumpsuits with a De Braços A ...
Taking Control: Pathways to Drug Policies that Work [09.09.2014] The upcoming United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drugs (UNGASS) in 2016 is an unprecedented opportunity to review and re-direct nation ...
Former world leaders call for nations to decriminalize drug use and experiment with legalization [09.09.2014] Drug use should be decriminalized and governments should experiment with drug legalization and regulation, a group of former world leaders argues in ...
IDPC response to the 2013 Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control Board [14.08.2014] The publication of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) Report for 2013 took place in the context of major shifts in the drug policy land ...
It’s time to talk about MDMA [10.08.2014] Another summer festival season, another slate of tragic overdoses and a few overwrought reactions about the need to ban electronic music parties. “Pa ...
Expert seminar: Global experiences with harm reduction for stimulants and New Psychoactive Substances [04.08.2014] The Expert Seminar on the Global Experiences with Harm Reduction for Stimulants and New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), an initiative of the Transnati ...
Let's look again at Sweden's 'successful' drug policies [25.06.2014] Sweden is often portrayed as a success story in relation to drugs policy, not least by its own diplomats on the international stage and by the UN. Bu ...
Decriminalize drug use and public health [27.05.2014] Canada's war on drugs has caused serious harm, particularly for the nation's most vulnerable, according to a Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA ...
Global Experiences with Harm Reduction for Stimulants and New Psychoactive Substances [14.05.2014] The objective of this seminar is to compare the findings on innovative tools for the prevention of problematic cocaine use patterns, with experiences ...
Bouncing Back [30.04.2014] TNI's indepth examination of the illegal drug market in the Golden Triangle, which has witnessed a doubling of opium production, growing prison popul ...
Crack cocaine is king in Brazil: What Sao Paulo is doing about it [25.04.2014] São Paulo's Cracolândia has been here for 15 years. Its population hovered around 1,500. The city recently took over a collection of flophouses aroun ...
Cocaine: towards a self-regulation model [07.03.2014] By taking cues from users’ self-regulation strategies, it is possible to design innovative operational models for drug services as well as drug polic ...
Human rights and drug control: an irreconcilable contradiction? [15.10.2013] This week both the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna and the UN General Assembly 3rd Committee in New York discuss new drug control res ...
Expert seminar: "Innovative cocaine and multi drug abuse prevention" [19.06.2013] The expert seminar “Innovative cocaine and poly drug abuse prevention programme”, organized by the Forum Droghe, took place in Florence, gathering ov ...
Report calls for decriminalizing both ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ drugs [23.05.2013] The personal use of illegal drugs, including heroin and crack cocaine, should be decriminalized as part of a federal-provincial strategy to tackle dr ...
Inside Denmark's 'fixing rooms', where nurses watch as addicts inject in safety [04.05.2013] Since the launch of the room, the quantity of drug paraphernalia collected from gutters, playgrounds, stairwells and doorways in the area has halved. ...
The real driver behind most drug use is pleasure, not dependence [18.04.2013] Harm minimisation, harm reduction, drug-related harm, drug overdose, addiction: these are the dominant narratives that are used when we talk about dr ...
Wider use of antidote could lower overdose deaths by nearly 50% [04.02.2013] Around 15,000 people die each year by overdosing on opioid pain relievers such as Oxycontin, a rate that has more than tripled since 1990. The govern ...
Doctors say UK drug policy should focus more on health [15.01.2013] Although illicit drug use has been declining in the UK, long-term problem drug use and drug-related deaths are not decreasing, says the British Medic ...
Portuguese drug policy shows that decriminalisation can work [09.12.2012] The Home Affairs Select Committee in the United Kingdom report on drug policy draws on lessons from Portugal’s decriminalisation of drug possession a ...

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