The city of Warsaw is to implement a two-year program to reform city drug policy and the Polish Drug Policy Network will take further actions to encourage the EU to develop a common drug strategy for use at local level.
Civil society groups from all over the world have released a statement condemning governments for failing to acknowledge the devastating consequences of punitive and repressive drug policies as they prepare for a UN summit on the issue next month.
The conference aims to increase the professionalisation of urban drug policies, improvement the quality of cooperation between sectors, the transfer of knowledge between European cities and the promotion and dissemination of urban drug policies based on scientific evidence.
Public discussion of harm reduction in Poland is stuck in the 1990s. Read what needs to be done based on the realities described by Polish drug policy experts, to save lives and lower the costs of treating users.