Experts welcomed the abolition of the mandatory death penalty and the government's willingness to consider decriminalisation, whilst underscoring criminalisation should not be replaced with mandatory treatment.
A new harm reduction initiative at Santa Clara University, California aims to combat the opioid crisis by installing free Narcan vending machines in public spaces, providing easy access to the life-saving drug which can reverse an opioid overdose in minutes.
In the same way that abstinence is regarded as outdated and unachievable in relation to young people and sex, this podcast encourages us to question the notion of abstinence in relation to drug education.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.