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'War on drugs means millions are needlessly dying in pain'
Millions of people are dying in pain because of the repressive stance the world has taken on drugs.
UN: Swedish drug rules violate human rights
Sweden's drug policies have come in for harsh criticism from the UN.
“You can’t force people to quit using drugs”: The surging debate over whether you can make heroin addicts go clean
Forced treatment is being proposed as a solution to the opioid crisis. But there are some very real dangers.
First Do No Harm: Advancing Public Health in Policing Practices First Do No Harm addresses the disconnect between law enforcement and public health systems, which has resulted in an ineffective default response of arrest, incarcerate, and repeat for some of our society’s most vulnerable members—people living in poverty, using drugs, or living with mental illness.
High-Dose Benzodiazepine Dependence: A Qualitative Study of Patients’ Perceptions on Initiation, Reasons for Use, and Obtainment High-dose benzodiazepine (BZD) dependence is associated with a wide variety of negative health consequences.
Harm Reduction This series intends to provide a primer on why governments must not turn a blind eye to pressing human rights and public health impacts of current drug policies.