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 CIVIL SOCIETY TASK FORCE ON DRUGS
The Civil Society Task Force on drugs (CSTF) conducted an online consultation of 461 Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) respondents from 100 countries and territories in the fall of 2018.
THE HIDDEN OPIOID CRISIS
Global access to pain relief displays stark inequality. While the US is suffering from an overdose epidemic, the plight of much of the rest of the world is hidden. The majority of people needing pain relief live in poorer countries where access is severely lacking, leaving millions dying in horrendous and preventable pain.
“Maybe if I stop the drugs, then maybe they’d care?”—hospital care experiences of people who use drugs
Drug use is associated with increased morbidity and mortality but people who use drugs experience significant barriers to care.
The Death Penalty for Drug Offences: Global Overview 2018
The death penalty for drug offences is a clear violation of international human rights law. Numerous international authorities and legal scholars have reaffirmed this point, including the UN Human Rights Committee as recently as 2018.
Safe consumption sites: Study identifies policy change strategies and challenges
A new qualitative study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health identifies several key lessons from early efforts to establish sanctioned safe consumption sites in five U.S. communities. The results offer insights on one approach some localities are exploring to address the escalating drug overdose crisis in the U.S.
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.
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