This report documents both the wastefulness of ineffective policies and the missed opportunity of failing to invest in policies and programs that embody good public health practice and human rights norms.
This conference will provide a new and urgently needed framework for drug control reforms based on key tenets of Sustainable Development, grounded in public health, sustainable development and human rights.
This OSF paper summarises elements of a growing consensus among international bodies on what constitutes good practice in drug prevention programmes. It also assesses some of the challenges of drawing lessons from the existing body of published work on the subject.
Despite Thailand's official reclassification of drug users as "patients" deserving care and not "criminals," the Thai government has continued to rely heavily on punitive responses to drug use such as "boot camp"-style compulsory "treatment" centers.
This report looks at 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, based on the example of Switzerland.