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Doctors globally express deep concern about potential scheduling of ketamine
Many rural areas in developing countries would be left without anaesthesia for essential surgery.
How drugs travel around the world
Republished by Business Insider with permission from Around the World in An Atlas for Today, this graph charts the path from production to consumer of cocaine, heroin, and Amphetamine-type stimulant.
Portugal lowers drug use by sending addicts to therapy instead of jail
A study by the British Journal of Criminology found that Portugal’s drug has decreased nearly 50% since the country started treating their addicts.
Casualties of war: How the war on drugs is harming the world’s poorest The strict drug prohibition has not only failed to achieve its goals – it is fuelling poverty, undermining health, and failing some of the poorest and most marginalised communities worldwide.
Long-term self-treatment with methadone or buprenorphine as a response to barriers to opioid substitution treatment: The case of Sweden Illicit use of methadone and buprenorphine involve risks but may also have important roles to play for users who are unwilling or not given the opportunity to enter OST.
"Like a lots happened with my whole childhood": Violence, trauma, and addiction in pregnant and postpartum women from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside In offering harm reduction services for poor and marginalized women, it is clear that an understanding of trauma must be integrated. It is recommended that service providers integrate trauma-informed care into their programme in order to offer this service in a trusted environment.