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The ‘war on drugs’ is ineffective and violates human rights, say researchers and NGOs
A 130 per cent increase in poppy growing, more than 72,000 deaths by overdose during 2017 in the United States alone (the highest level on record), nearly 4,000 prisoners with death sentences executed worldwide since 2009 for drug-related crimes: these are some of the alarming figures quoted in the International Drug Policy Consortium’s (IDPC) report published last October
Opioid addiction is a public health crisis—the way we're talking about it isn't helping.
The misuse of and addiction to opioids is a public health crisis in the United States. Part of solving that crisis, say two Northeastern researchers, is changing how we talk about addiction.
Afghanistan: How does the Taliban make money?
There are indications that the US is planning a significant withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan.
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Fraction of US outpatient treatment centers offer medication for opioid addiction Study finds that most substance use disorder treatment facilities still do not offer medication treatment for opioid use disorder
THE GLOBAL STATE OF HARM REDUCTION 2018 This report was made possible by the collaborative input of harm reduction organisations networks, drug user organisations, researchers, academics and advocates.
Medically Supervised Injecting Facility A Medically Supervised Injecting Facility (MSIF) is a healthcare facility where people can inject drugs, obtained elsewhere, under the supervision of trained health professionals.