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.

Medicines: access to controlled medicines (narcotic and psychotropic substances)
This helpful fact sheet from World Health Organization highlights the access to controlled medicines.
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 Safer Crack Use Program
This strategy provides a comprehensive approach to alcohol and other drug use that includes prevention, harm reduction, treatment and enforcement responses.
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.
Making Harm Reduction Work for Women - The Ukrainian Experience
International Harm Reduction Development Program - Open Society Institute Public Health Program, Assessment in Action Series
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