Western Europe remains at the forefront of evidence-based harm reduction and treatment interventions. The majority of the countries in the region have adopted a health-based strategy towards drug use (including decriminalisation of possession for personal use), and are moving towards more proportionate sentences for drug offences.
The following statement comes as a response to an open letter drafted by IDPC and supported by over 350 civil society organisations that asks the UNODC and the INCB to call upon the Phillipines to take immediate action to stop ongoing extrajudicial killings targeting alleged drug users and dealers.
An independent music festival in Cambridgeshire has become the first UK event of its kind to offer people the chance to have their illegal drugs tested to establish their content before they take them.
This report presents the key activities performed by the EMCDDA and Europol in 2015 and the results of the implementation of Council Decision 2005/387/JHA on the information exchange, risk assessment and control of new psychoactive substances, including new psychoactive substances notified in 2015.
Join the next live event for the Stop and Search podcast with the Distraction Pieces Network, in association with LEAP UK. On this month’s panel there will be discussions about how drugs invade our culture and become ingrained within the entertainment world.