IDPC and WACD summarise and review existing drug legislation from the 15 ECOWAS member states, as well as Mauritania and Morocco, concluding on the need for reform to align domestic laws with regional and international commitments.
The EMCDDA publishes a report providing an update on infectious diseases related to injecting drug use in Europe. It covers both the EMCDDA Drug-related infectious diseases indicator, which collects data on the situation, and the responses in the area.
The Guide contains practical advice on implementing HIV and hepatitis C programs with people who inject drugs and can be used by policy makers, practitioners and advocates to promote effective policy and practice.
EU Member States could learn from past experiences in legalizing cannabis for medical and non-medical purposes, and decide if they want to maintain their current cannabis supply policies or try evidence-based alternatives.
This paper explores areas for future development outlining the key implications for those engaged in planning or delivering health and social care responses to illicit drug use, specifically in relation to ageing drug users.
This IDPC progress report provides an overview of our activities between 2016 and 2017, including our continuing efforts to build capacity for drug policy advocacy and the numerous publications and resources produced during this period.
The research estimates that there are 15.6 million people who inject drugs aged 15-64 years globally, with a substantial number living with HIV and HCV, and exposed to adverse risk environments that increase health harms.