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8 February 2012

Supervised Injecting Facilities: Do They Work?

Supervised injecting facilities (also known as drug consumption rooms) have been with us for 20 years, providing clean and safe places for people to inject. There are more than 75 around the world, mainly in Europe, Scandinavia and North America, but there’s just one in Australia, in Sydney’s Kings Cross.
9 February 2012
Russia: Government Shuts HIV-Prevention Group’s Website

Russia: Government Shuts HIV-Prevention Group’s Website

The Russian government’s anti-drugs agency has ordered the blocking of the website of a public health organization, the Andrey Rylkov Foundation, for discussing the addiction medicine methadone, human rights groups said today. The move is an assault on freedom of expression in the midst of pro-democracy protests, the groups said.
9 February 2012

In times of austerity, a threat to Portugal’s drug policies

The Portuguese Government’s decision amid the financial crisis to dissolve the Institute on Drugs and Drug Addiction (IDT) has worried supporters of Portugal’s decriminalization policies. The IDT—an institution under the Ministry of Health with responsibility for treating drug dependent persons—ceased to function on January 31 of this year and has been replaced by SICAD (Serviço de Intervenção nos Comportamentos Aditivos e nas Dependências).
9 February 2012

Drug Legalization and Decriminalization: Bolivia's Stance

As calls mount from prominent Latin American politicians for a profound re-evaluation of international drug policy, and even a debate on the feasibility of drug decriminalization and legalization at the Summit of the Americas this weekend, Bolivia’s complex position is often misunderstood.
12 February 2012

Myanmar’s rising drug trade

Myanmar is the largest producer of methamphetamines in the world and the second largest opium producer, making it the largest narcotic state in the world.
13 February 2012

Three new educational films for IDUs on Harm Reduction issues in Russian

The International Alliance on HIV / AIDS in Ukraine has completed implementation of the advocacy project "Green Light" started in 2009 with the support of the International Renaissance Foundation (local Open Society Foundation office) and aimed at overcoming existent obstacles and creating favorable conditions for Harm Reduction programs implementation including Opioid Substitution Treatment (OST) program in Ukraine.
13 February 2012

The European Drug Survey 2012

This survey is being conducted in 7 European countries, including Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden and the United Kingdom with the aim of gathering information about drug use in Europe.