The HIV Legal Network discusses the need to start undoing the damage of criminalizing people for personal drug use and instead shift energies and resources to more effective ways of protecting and promoting the health of
people in our families and communities.
Madden et al. shed light on the discursive, material and procedural barriers hindering the meaningful engagement of people who use drugs in UN drug-policy, while identifying strategies for resistance and change.
Bonn et al. urge for a continuation of effective responses implemented during the pandemic, including emergency safe-supply prescribing and housing provision, and further efforts to address the harms of criminalisation and prohibition.