In the same way that abstinence is regarded as outdated and unachievable in relation to young people and sex, this podcast encourages us to question the notion of abstinence in relation to drug education.
The conference was an exhilarating space for sharing and learning from harm reductionists from across the globe, reflect on pending challenges, and envision ambitious futures for our movement and communities.
Extending the powers of the EMCDDA, the new EU Drugs Agency has been designed to monitor drug-related phenomena, evaluate health and security risks, formulate timely alerts for emerging substances, establish an EU drug alert system, collaborate with national focal points, and engage in ongoing dialogue with civil society stakeholders.
The VNGOC wants to hear from members and other interested civil society organisations how they envision meaningful civil society engagement with the Vienna-based agencies involved in setting drug policy.
Japan is alone among G7 nations in maintaining a highly punitive approach to drug use that perpetuates harm, stigma and suffering, while at the same time proclaiming adherence to a ‘rules-based international order’ where human rights abuses are condemned.