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.

The National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment The Words We Use Matter. Reducing Stigma through Language
"Many derogatory, stigmatizing terms were championed throughout the “War on Drugs” in an effort to dissuade people from misusing substances. Education took a backseat, mainly because little was known about the science of addiction"
Harm reduction and equity of access to care for French prisoners: a review
Despite France being regarded as a model of efficient harm reduction policy and equity of access to care in the general community, the health of French inmates is a critical issue, as harm reduction measures are either inaccessible or only partially implemented in French prisons.
Beyond ‘peer pressure’: Rethinking drug use and ‘youth culture’
Hilary Pilkington et al. use the "original empirical research in Russia to develop an understanding of young people’s drug use that synthesises structural and cultural explanations of it. It does this by situating young people’s narratives of their drugs choices in the context of local drugs markets and broader socio-economic processes."
Guidance for the prevention, testing, treatment and management of hepatitis C in primary care
This guidance has been produced to aid medical practitioners and others in the management of hepatitis C infection in primary care. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) was first identified in 1989 and rapidly emerged as a significant world public health problem.
Legislating for Health and Human Rights: Model Law on Drug Use and HIV/AIDS
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network presents a model law resource designed to inform and assist policy-makers and advocates as they approach the task of reforming or making laws to meet the legal challenges posed by the HIV epidemic among people who use drugs.
The HIV epidemic among injecting drug users in Greece during the economic crisis
This Diogenis briefing paper addresses the increase of HIV among injecting drug users this issue in Greece drawing up a brief history of public health and human rights in the country.
World Hepatitis Day: July 28th 2014
Viral hepatitis kills 1.5 million people worldwide each year, but Viral hepatitis can be avoided and can be treated. "Hepatitis: Think Again" aims to bring hepatitis into public consciousness, to break down stigma and to inspire testing and treatment.
Changing the game or dropping the ball?
This paper examines Mexico’s security and anti-crime strategy under president Enrique Peña Nieto.
We are people: The unintended consequences of the Nigerian drug law
This publication explores the unintended consequences of the Nigerian drug law on the health and human rights of young people who use drugs.
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