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.
This report by the National Forum on Drug-related Deaths (NFDRD/The Forum) discusses its work as an independent expert advisory group of professionals and representatives working to reduce drug-related deaths in Scotland.
Strasbourg, Bordeaux and Paris have to date all put in applications to open a supervised injection site (SIS) for drug users, becoming the first to do so under a groundbreaking law introduced last month.
This conference will discuss the increasing use of New Psychoactive Substances and will provide speakers and delegates with an opportunity to learn from each other’s experiences as well as hearing about the latest national perspectives.
This course will provide students with the core legal foundations of human rights and drug control, present tools to undertake research and will introduce the political landscape of policy reform in the lead up to the UNGASS and beyond.
On 7th April, the French Parliament (Assemblée nationale) adopted the experimentation of safe injection rooms for a period of a maximum of six years, after more than four hours of lively debates between the left wing party and the right wing, UMP.
Researchers and medical cannabis patients met at the Prague Medical Cannabis Conference to discuss the latest developments in the field. On the sidelines, Drugreporter interviewed two activists who were involved with the recent founding of the International Medical Cannabis Patients' Coalition.
This report provides an update on new psychoactive substances in Europe, including developments on the growth of the market over the past few years, as well as the growing number of serious harms that are being reported as a result.