How did the international drug control system arise, why has it proven so durable in the face of failure, and is there hope for reform? These are the questions that were discussed at the October event organised by LSE.
Naloxone saves lives and its now accepted as an intervention to reduce drug related deaths. There is a growing interest in the use of naloxone with heroin and opiate users and a greater recognition of its role within a wider range of treatment and support in reducing harm and supporting recovery.
Representatives from 26 member states of the OAS started negotiating on Tuesday to finalize its instrument for assessing the efforts of member states in dealing with the global drug problem, since its inception in 1999.
In October, the African Union hosted the 5th Conference of Ministers of Drug Control in Addis Ababa. IDPC was present throughout the four-day meeting, during which Member States adopted and approved important drug policy documents for the region.
The Rumah Cemara Youth Program is initiated to address some of these issues, and will provide information and support to young people who use drugs in a non-judgemental environment with high participation of the young people in the program.
Youth RISE had a busy few weeks in Nigeria in September engaging with government agencies, local civil society organisations and the drug user community to continue and strengthen our work in the region.
Two years after it started, the Ar-Rahman Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, cited by the World Health Organisation as the first mosque in the world with a methadone clinic, has halted its programme for rehabilitating drug addicts.