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Fentanyl overdoses are side effect of war on drugs, expert warns
11 Oct 2017
As Quebec police meet to set a strategy, researcher Eugenia Socias urges policy address the needs of people who have become addicted
Brazil's latest outbreak of gang violence highlights the real culprit: The War on Drugs
6 Oct 2017
The evidence from Portugal is of vital importance to the citizens of a country that continues to treat drug users and addicts as criminals.
Scientific evidence and drug policy - a marriage on the rocks
25 Sep 2017
Playing relationship counsellor – can we avert a divorce between scientific evidence and drug policy? Asks Dr Marianne Jauncey
Reframing the War on Drugs – a Conversation with German Lopez
17 Sep 2017
“In the middle of us continuing mass incarceration and a tough war on drugs we are having the worst drug epidemic in US history....."
North Korea using crystal meth to keep exhausted population working
15 Sep 2017
According to experts, the drug is now highly prevalent in North Korea and comes at a time when the economy is being squeezed.
A doctor tries to lower barriers to methadone treatment
15 Sep 2017
Dr Austin O’Carroll holds regular clinics in a meet-people-where-they-are spirit – trying to erode some of the barriers that prevent Dublin’s homeless from accessing the methadone treatment they need.
The new war on drugs
13 Sep 2017
Not every state is responding to the opioid epidemic with just public health policies.
4 Sep 2017
Global Commission on Drugs - Position Paper
Scotland has the highest drug-related death rate in the EU
25 Aug 2017
New figures show that Scotland's rate of drug-related deaths per head is more than double that for England and Wales.
The butterfly community: A movement of women who use drugs in Indonesia
22 Aug 2017
Risma is familiar with the harms that women can face in Indonesian prisons; in 2006, she was sentenced to 18 months incarceration after being caught with a small quantity of drugs.
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