On this page you can find relevant researchs on drug-related health topics, including HIV, hepatitis C, drug and overdose prevention, harm reduction and drug treatment. You can also find our Clinical Guidelines.

Language matters
The use of inappropriate language and words can be a barrier to access to medicines for the legitimate use of opioids, such as treatment of pain and opioid dependence.
Hepatitis C ‘giant’ still growing
In 1993 what was at the time Britain’s magazine for the drug misuse sector alerted readers to an invisible “sleeping giant” – hepatitis C.
Fentanyl in the US heroin supply: A rapidly changing risk environment
The supply of heroin into the US has changed with new source forms and market strategies. Of particular concern is the rampant and persistent adulteration of heroin with synthetic opioids, most conspicuously the family of fentanyls.
Hepatitis B and C testing: Why? Who? How?
A guidance paper on testing in community and harm reduction settings.
EU action plan on drugs 2017-2020
The Strategy aims to contribute to a reduction in drug demand and drug supply within the EU. It also aims to reduce the health and social risks and harms caused by drugs through a strategic approach that supports and complements national policies, that provides a framework for coordinated and joint actions and that forms the basis and political framework for EU external cooperation in this field. This will be achieved through an integrated, balanced and evidence-based approach.
Joint United Nations statement on ending discrimination in health care settings
United Nations entities recall that a central principle of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is to “ensure that no one is left behind” and to “reach the furthest behind first”.
Drug decriminalisation in Portugal: setting the record straight
Portugal has reduced DRDs by a whole package of care, including decriminalisation. By internationally accepted measure of drug-related deaths, deaths due to drug use have decreased significantly – from approximately 80 in 2001, to 16 in 2012.
AATOD, Acadia, and 433 others protest health care bill as destructive to opioid treatment
President Trump promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and although it took some negotiating, he got what he wanted from the House of Representatives on May 3. That’s when the House passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA), repealing key provisions of the ACA.
Global prison trends 2017
The Sustainable Development Goals and criminal justice.
A Second Chance
Overdose prevention, naloxone, and human rights in the United States.
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