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.

GLOBAL DRUG SURVEY
An independent research organisation based in London, UK. runs the largest drug survey in the world this is its 8th annual report
ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT: How drug consumption rooms save lives
Supervised drug consumption rooms (sometimes referred to as ‘safe injecting rooms’ or ‘overdose prevention centres’) allow people who use illicit drugs to con- sume substances whilst under the supervision of trained staff.
Drug overdoses in young people on the rise
PISCATAWAY, NJ - In American adolescents and young adults, death rates from drug poisoning, particularly from opioids, have sharply increased over the last 10 years, according to new research in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
Mortality risk during and after opioid substitution treatment: systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies.
Opioid substitution therapy is a safe and effective approach for suppressing illicit opioid use. Helping to guide optimal provision, this review investigates the relative effects of methadone and buprenorphine on the rate of mortality over time
International GUIDELINES HUMAN RIGHTS and DRUG POLICY
Responding to the harms associated with drug use and the illicit drug trade is one of the greatest social policy challenges of our time. All aspects of this challenge have human rights implications.
HEALTH, RIGHTS AND DRUGS
HARM REDUCTION, DECRIMINALIZATION AND ZERO DISCRIMINATION FOR PEOPLE WHO USE DRUGS
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.
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