UNODC has partnered with Indonesia to assist the country in their move from the practice of imprisoning drug users to instead rehabilitating them in an effort to decrease prison populations and address drug use as a public health topic.
Women4GlobalFund releases a statement on June 26th calling on international governments, researchers, and the Global Fund to protect, support, and advocate for women who use drugs and their universal human rights.
Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos has decided to reinstate the disastrous policy of coca fumigation through using drones and glyphosate, an herbicide that has links to cancer and can critically harm people, especially farmers.
The Society of Living Intravenous Drug Users (SOLID) has implemented community programs to assist other drug users in the fight against the opioid crisis through harm reduction programs and advocacy, however in order to continue the work they do, the government must increase its financial support.
Research has shown that cannabis and cannabinoids can decrease inflammation in the brain and neutralise free radicals that are damaging to the brain, overall improving the state of the brain and individual.
The availability of naloxone has served as a successful harm reduction measure in Ontario and other Canadian provinces, laying a groundwork for a similar model in the United States where the opioid crisis continues to surge.
New Colombian president Ivan Duque plans to resume coca fumigation along with supporting wealthy landowners, two hard-line stances that will bring about tension and disputes between citizens and the new administration.
A workshop hosted by the India HIV/AIDS alliance demonstrates how important harm reduction measures are to communities and in order for them to remain effective they must be personalised for each individual seeking treatment.
A new law is being formulated in Bangladesh that would impose the death penalty on "patrons of drug trading, drug-syndicates, and god-fathers", a policy that would continue the violent war on drugs and violate human rights immensely.