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US fentanyl crisis could end opium era in Mexico: 'the only crop that paid’
The market price for opium has plummeted many in the US have swapped heroin for fentanyl, and could force Mexico’s impoverished farmers to abandon the narcotics trade
Stark racial, financial divides found in opioid addiction treatment
Escaping the grip of opioid addiction doesn't come easily for anyone. But a new study reveals sharp racial and financial divides in which Americans receive effective treatments for opioid addiction.
HR19 Closing Ceremony - 1 May
After a wonderful few days in Porto - IDHDP Board Member, Professor Carl Hart closes the HR19 conference
Publications
Drug overdoses in young people on the rise PISCATAWAY, NJ - In American adolescents and young adults, death rates from drug poisoning, particularly from opioids, have sharply increased over the last 10 years, according to new research in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
Mortality risk during and after opioid substitution treatment: systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies. Opioid substitution therapy is a safe and effective approach for suppressing illicit opioid use. Helping to guide optimal provision, this review investigates the relative effects of methadone and buprenorphine on the rate of mortality over time
International GUIDELINES HUMAN RIGHTS and DRUG POLICY Responding to the harms associated with drug use and the illicit drug trade is one of the greatest social policy challenges of our time. All aspects of this challenge have human rights implications.