Items tagged with harm reduction

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What the World Can Learn from Switzerland’s Drug Policy Shift [25.10.2010] This short film by the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU), a grantee of the Open Society Global Drug Policy Program, outlines how the country suc ...
Portuguese priorities [11.10.2010] In July 2001, the Portuguese government introduced Law 30, setting in train a radical new approach to illicit drug use. In practice, it decriminalise ...
Norway contemplating Heroin Assisted Treatment [13.08.2010] The recent report of the Stoltenberg Committee, set up by the Norwegian Health Minister to review the country’s drug situation, included a recommenda ...
Right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health [06.08.2010] The current international system of drug control has focused on creating a drug-free world, almost exclusively through use of law enforcement policie ...
Urgent Reform Needed [04.08.2010] Experts and policymakers have gathered in Vienna for the 18th International AIDS Conference to evaluate current trends in HIV/AIDS treatment and prev ...
If Supply-Oriented Drug Policy is Broken, Can Harm Reduction Help Fix It? [01.08.2010] Critics of the international drug control regime contend that supply-oriented policy interventions are not just ineffective, but they also produce un ...
At 10, Portugal's Drug Law Draws New Scrutiny [20.07.2010] Portugal's move to decriminalize illicit substances—Europe's most liberal drug legislation—turns 10 years old this month amid new scrutiny and plaudi ...
Heroin Assisted Treatment [15.07.2010] This briefing paper explores the question of Heroin Assisted Treatment (HAT), examines the growing body of evidence emerging from its clinical use in ...
Do we really want a Russian UN Drug Czar? [09.07.2010] According to the Transform blog, it has been confirmed that the Russian diplomat Yuri V. Fedotov has been appointed as the new Executive Director of ...
A Russian Drug Czar for the world? [06.07.2010] A top Russian diplomat, Yuri V. Fedotov, has emerged as the front-runner in the race to become the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and C ...
The Vienna Declaration [29.06.2010] The Vienna Declaration is a statement seeking to improve community health and safety by calling for the incorporation of scientific evidence into ill ...
New UN drugs tsar must be a leader on human rights [24.06.2010] Recently, the UNODC has begun to take notice of the impact of its counternarcotics work on human rights. Antonio Maria Costa, the current executive d ...
The Safer Crack Use Program [01.06.2010] This fact sheet explains the Safer Crack Use Program of the Public Health Department of Toronto (Canada). In Toronto, a range of community-based, gov ...
What is harm reduction? [31.05.2010] Harm reduction refers to policies, programmes and practices that aim to reduce the harms associated with the use of psychoactive drugs in people unab ...
Harm reduction: evidence, impacts and challenges [01.04.2010] This EMCDDA monograph provides a comprehensive overview of the harm reduction field. The core audience of the monograph comprises policymakers, healt ...
Speeding up the response [01.04.2010] Despite heavy media coverage of amphetamines and increased research attention in some countries, the harm reduction response remains underdeveloped w ...
The fast and the furious [01.04.2010] Harm reduction programmes targeting stimulants like cocaine and (meth)amphetamines in several countries have shown positive results. However, these p ...
The Global State of Harm Reduction 2010 [01.04.2010] The report provides a region-by-region update of key developments in harm reduction. It also explores several issues key to the response to drug-rela ...
IDPC Drug Policy Guide [01.03.2010] This is the second edition of the IDPC Drug Policy Guide aimed at national government policy makers. This publication is a collaborative effort by a ...
Legislative Innovation in Drug Policy [01.11.2009] This briefing summarizes good practices in legislative reforms around the world, representing steps away from a repressive zero-tolerance model towar ...
Smoking of crack cocaine as a risk factor for HIV infection among people who use injection drugs [27.10.2009] This paper examined whether use of crack cocaine has become a risk factor for HIV infection. Smoking of crack cocaine was found to be an independent ...
Stepping away from the darkness [19.08.2009] The Drug War has failed. After more than 20 years of tirelessly pushing for the same policy, the efforts have not been able to bring the expanding il ...
Drug policy reform in practice [14.08.2009] The academic journal Nueva Sociedad recently released an issue to promote the debate in Latin America on drug policy reform. TNI contributed with the ...
Drug Policy Reform in Practice [01.07.2009] The academic journal Nueva Sociedad recently released an issue to promote the debate in Latin America on drug policy reform. TNI contributed with the ...
Call to Action: Support Global Drug Policy Reform [25.06.2009] Call to Action World Drug Day, 26 June 2009 As the United Nations launches the 2009 World Drug Report this week, more than 40 international groups an ...
Randomized controlled trial of dexamphetamine maintenance for the treatment of methamphetamine dependence [18.06.2009] This study tested the impact of a long-acting form of amphetamine as medication to help control dependent use of the closely allied stimulant, metham ...
Evaluation of Dutch Drug Policy [31.05.2009] The main purpose of this evaluation was to determine to what extent the principal goal of Dutch drug policy has been achieved, as stated in the 1995 ...
INCB elections [20.05.2009] On Monday the 18th, at the UN-ECOSOC session in New York, elections took place for six members of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB). Th ...
Vienna Consensus on Drug Policy Cracks [07.04.2009] A clear divide in drug control approaches became apparent at the end of the High Level Segment of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) on March 11- ...
Global Illicit Drug Markets 1998-2007 [15.03.2009] This report commissioned by the European Commission, found no evidence that the global drug problem has been reduced during the period from 1998 to 2 ...
Coherence Not Denial [09.03.2009] As the international community finalises the Political Declaration and work plan that will guide the next ten years of international drug policy, it ...
International Drug Policy: Animated Report 2009 [05.03.2009] Produced by an Oscar-winning studio for the Global Drug Policy Program of the Open Society Institute, International Drug Policy: Animated Report 2009 ...
Italy breaks ranks [19.02.2009] Marco Perduca and Donatella Poretti, senators of the Radical Party have asked the Italian under-secretary on drug issues, Carlo Giovanardi, if it is ...
At What Cost? [19.02.2009] A decade after governments worldwide pledged to achieve a "drug-free world," there is little evidence that the supply or demand of illicit drugs has ...
Bangkok Dialogue [18.02.2009] The Transnational Institute (TNI) and the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) co-hosted the First Southeast Asian Informal Drug Policy Dialogue, 12-14 ...
UN System-Wide Coherence [16.02.2009] The Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé, wrote a letter to the delegates negotiating the Political Declaration for the 52nd session of the UN ...
Toward a Paradigm Shift [12.02.2009] Prohibitionist policies based on the eradication of production and on the disruption of drug flows as well as on the criminalization of consumption h ...
Global Fund supports Harm Reduction [09.02.2009] The Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Michel Kazatchkine, urged the president of the UN Commission on Na ...
Harm Reduction Policy and Practice Worldwide [07.02.2009] The overview lists the countries and territories around the world that support harm reduction in policy or practice. Download the overview
Human Rights Council and drug policy [06.02.2009] The United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture, Professor Manfred Nowak, has called on UN member states to adopt a rights based approach to drug po ...
Dutch Remain Firm on Harm Reduction [02.02.2009] “We will be aiming for no less than securing the inclusion of harm reduction in the political declaration by which member states determine internatio ...
Drugs and Democracy: Toward a Paradigm Shift [01.02.2009] The statement presents the main findings of the Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy. Prohibitionist policies based on the eradication of ...
Europe and US split over drugs policy at UN [30.01.2009] The fight over the introduction of harm reduction in the Political Declaration of the UNGASS review has now reached the newspapers. A report by Reute ...
Stop US Delegation in Vienna [29.01.2009] The US delegation in Vienna continues to block any inclusion of harm reduction in the new Political Declaration – to be approved in March 2009 at the ...
Harm Reduction and Human Rights [29.01.2009] IHRA’s HR2 programme released a report entitled ‘Harm Reduction and Human Rights: The Global Response to Drug-Related HIV Epidemics’. The report prov ...
US Harm Reduction Coalition calls for change [27.01.2009] Nelson Mandela, showing his support for people living with HIV / AIDS Allan Clear of the Harm Reduction Coalition made an urgent appeal on the Obama ...
Harm reduction as part of the solution [23.01.2009] It is still not clear what the drug policy of President Obama will be. He has not appointed his drug czar. Many high-ranking Bush Administration offi ...
Lifting the Ban on Harm Reduction [21.01.2009] The Obama White House announced today that the new President supports lifting the federal ban on needle exchange, which could dramatically reduce rat ...
The Battle for Harm Reduction [21.01.2009] The issue of harm reduction continues to be controversial during the negotiations in Vienna for the Political Declaration that has to be adopted in M ...
UN Human Rights Experts Contribute to UNGASS Review [20.01.2009] December 2008 The United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment – Professor Manfred Nowa ...

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