A global network promoting objective and open debate on drug policy
AIDS is perhaps the pre-eminent example of successful investment in health: as a result of investments in HIV, mortality from AIDS and the number of new infections have decreased worldwide by 25 per cent in just the past five years.
This report contains recommendations for federal legislative reform related to civil rights, deficit reduction, law enforcement, foreign policy, sentencing, effective drug treatment, public health, and drug prevention education.
The report documents the failing role that current federal drug policies play in supporting safety and health and draws attention to the acute need for an improved system of supports for people who inject drugs.
The study, soon to be published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, assessed changes in the availability of five substances commonly used among people who inject drugs (IDUs) in Bangkok between 2009 and 2011.