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.

Overview of "Tools for Debate: US Federal Government Data on Cannabis Prohibition"
The failure of U.S. marijuana prohibition and supports calls for evidence-based models to legalize and regulate the use of cannabis. It provides an overview of the ICSDP's report "Tools for Debate: US Federal Government Data on Cannabis Prohibition" which can be found on the ICSDP web site.
Briefing Paper: Heroin Assisted Treatment - The State of Play
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) estimates that there are presently between 15.5 and 21.1 million opiate users in the world, the majority of whom are heroin users. There has been a growing awareness of the importance of treatment for this population in recent decades, with Opiate Substitution Therapy (OST) prominent amongst the range of treatment modalities.
Legalising the Drugs Trade: Reducing Crime or Increasing Addiction?
This publication highlights the arguments contained in many of the books, reports and articles listed in this bibliography focus on the concept of harm.
The Pharmacological Rationale for Methadone Treatment of Narcotic Addiction
R.G. Newman presents the pharmacological principles which apply to narcotics in general, and to methadone in particular.
From the Mountaintops - What the World Can Learn from Drug Policy Change in Switzerland
Open Society Foundation, examines how evidence-based services such as heroin treatment, injection rooms, and needle exchange can lower HIV infection rates, improve health outcomes, and lower crime rates.
Evidence for Action
This presentation highlights WHO's view on the importance of Harm Reduction, presented by Andrew Ball, Annette Verster, Department of HIV/AIDS at the Harm Reduction International conference in Liverpool, April 2010.
The Persistent Rejection of Maintenance Treatment - Why?
Robert Newman -presentation at the 9th EuroPAD International Conference, Zagreb.
Women Who Inject Drugs - A Review of Their Risks, Experiences and Needs
This report highlights that women who inject drugs are substantially different needs and face higher risks of disease and violence than do men who inject drugs.
EHRN Position Paper on Drug Policy
Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN) is a regional network, representing over 300 individuals, civil society representatives, health care providers and researchers supporting the principles of harm reduction. With the goal to promote the drug policy reform that is based on public health principles, respectful of human rights and scientific evidence, EHRN has released the Drug Policy Position Paper, a set of key principles, endorsed by the Network, to guide EHRN and its members in their work.
Management of psychiatric disorders and addictive behaviors in patients with viral hepatitis C in France
The aim of this study was to describe the current clinical practices for ambulatory management of psychiatric disorders and addictions, and the influence of a possible psychiatric and/or psychological collaboration
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