Do no harm - Health, human rights and people who use drugs
Evidence supports the need for a shift in the global approach to drug use. In this report, Do no harm: health, human rights and people who use drugs, UNAIDS shows what works to reduce the impact of HIV and other harms related to drug use. Countries that have moved away from laws and policies that are harmful to people who use drugs and that have increased investment in harm reduction have reduced new HIV infections and improved health outcomes. These policies also deliver broader social benefits, such as lower levels of drug-related crime and reduced pressure on health-care and criminal justice systems.
Opioid substitution treatment in New South Wales, Australia
Written by Dr Alex Wodak AM, Emeritus Consultant, Alcohol and Drug Service, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney. President, Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation. Director, Australia21
What’s life like for women who use drugs in Indonesia? It’s time we asked them
Women who inject drugs in Indonesia suffer the social repercussions of drug use and dependence differently than men, often with worse outcomes.
Are we in denial about women and addiction?
Ignoring half the world’s population takes concerted effort or at least some level of collusion.
Taking stock: where does Europe stand in the elimination of hepatitis B and C?
In 2016, a regional action plan for Europe that aims to contribute to the implementation of the global viral hepatitis elimination strategy was developed by the WHO Regional Office for Europe. This article looks at how Europe is doing according to these the ten indicators and targets.
Better treatment for ageing people who use drugs: Survey in Europe
Correlation Network are wanting to find examples of good practice in the care of Older people who use drugs. This is for their BeTrAD Project (Better treatment for ageing drug users). By filling in this questionnaire you will help us to get an overview about current services targeting ageing people who use drugs in Europe and collect examples of good practice. Hence develop tailored services for this group.The survey is in the form of a word document. Please email when completed to:
INCB Annual Report 2016
INCB report calls for drug policies that take women into account, as countries register disproportionate rise in overdoses among females.
The Liberator: Susan Burton on the War on Drugs, black motherhood and freedom
In 1981, Susan Burton’s 5-year-old son, her baby, ran into the street outside their home in South Los Angeles and was killed when a Los Angeles police officer struck him with his car...................... And he kept going.
Centre being considered for babies born addicted to drugs
With the help of Bob Hansen, recently appointed director of addiction services at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and Marshall Health, a new community group is looking to establish a comprehensive program for babies born addicted to drugs.
Kassandra Frederique, Drug Policy Alliance’s Black History Month series visionary, talks owning our narratives
One cannot discuss black history in its entirety without discussing the war on drugs and dismantling that war will shape our future.
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