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.

Monitoring the elimination of viral hepatitis as a public health threat among people who inject drugs in Europe
This technical report focuses on an elimination barometer for viral hepatitis to help countries assess progress towards eliminating hepatitis C and B among people who inject drugs (PWID).
Frequently asked questions (FAQ): drug overdose deaths in Europe
This provides an update on drug-related deaths in Europe, presenting and analysing the latest data on and trends in drug-induced deaths in the European Union, Norway and Turkey. It draws on contributions from specialists from these countries, as well as on information provided by European countries in the annual reporting exercise to the agency.
Good practice examples of hepatitis C interventions by organisations providing harm reduction services in Europe
To reach the ambitious targets to eliminate hepatitis C, community centres, harm reduction and low threshold services have a crucial role to play in linking potential patients to testing and treatment and – even more so – to TREAT patients on-the-spot.
Hepatitis C interventions by organisations providing harm reduction services in Europe – analysis and examples
The following report has been prepared within the framework of the viral hepatitis-related activities developed by Correlation – European Harm Reduction Network (C-EHRN).
Postincarceration Fatal Overdoses After Implementing Medications for Addiction Treatment in a Statewide Correctional System
As the epidemic of opioid use in the United States continues to shift from prescription opioids to illicit drugs, more people living with opioid use disorder are encountering the criminal justice system.
Remembrance Day Statement 2019
Today is the International Day to remember our loved ones who have died as a result of the so-called war on drugs. They have died as a result of their unnecessary criminalisation; they have died as a result of prohibition. It is criminalisation and prohibition that make drugs so dangerous. It is the society in which we live that shows such callous indifference to the deaths of so many.
Co-design of harm reduction materials for people who inject drugs to implement research findings
Equipment used by people who inject drugs (PWID) either has a needle which is fixed to the syringe or can be detached and replaced. Detachable low dead space syringes (LDSS) have been developed, with less space between the needle and plunger (referred to as dead space) than traditional detachable equipment. This equipment can help protect PWID from harm of infection as less blood is transferred if equipment is shared.
Drugs in syringes from six European cities: results from the ESCAPE project 2017
This report presents the results of an innovative method for gathering information on the substances used by people who inject drugs. In this pilot study, chemical analysis of the contents of used syringes collected from exchange sites reveals the drugs and drug combinations injected in the six participating European cities. This approach can provide local and timely information that can be used for city-level monitoring and interventions.
Testing of illicit drugs in the Netherlands could be a model for the UK
As the UK Home Office issues its first licence for a pill testing scheme based in Weston-super-Mare, Tony Sheldon considers two decades of Dutch experience in offering such services, which aim to reduce harm among people who take illegal drugs
Childhood that matters
The impact of drug policy on children of incarcerated parents in Latin America and the Caribbean
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