The objectives of drug law enforcement should be framed explicitly in terms of the reduction of harms, and methods of measurement developed that move beyond the currently utilised proxy and process measures.
Drug-court program participation was generally associated with lower recidivism. GAO's analysis of evaluations reporting recidivism data for 32 programs showed that drug-court program participants were generally less likely to be re-arrested than comparison group members drawn from criminal…
This report documents the experiences of people confined to 14 detention centers under the authority of the Ho Chi Minh City government. Refusing to work, or violating center rules, results in punishment that in some cases is torture.
A paradigm shift, combining repression of the violent drug trade with increased investments in treatment and prevention, would be the best contribution that Latin America could make to global reform of drug policies.
Free speech and drug policy advocates alike were chilled recently by the Russian drug control service, which shut down the website of the Andrey Rylkov Foundation (ARF) for promotion of illegal drug use in February.
Recognizing that they will have a stronger voice as a single force, parents from various parts of Ukraine mobilized to form an all-Ukrainian network, “The Right to Life, ” to advocate for improved methadone and buprenorphine treatment.
A group of OST patients in Donetsk, Ukraine celebrated a victory in March when the local department of health signed the decree making methadone treatment available in all inpatient healthcare facilities.
El informe presenta los progresos realizados hasta fines de 2010 en la mejora del acceso a las intervenciones en salud para la prevención, el tratamiento y la atención del VIH en países de ingresos bajos y medios.
To mark World AIDS Day, Youth RISE has released a short animation video that highlights the vulnerability of young people who use drugs to HIV and solutions for mitigating the spread of HIV among these youth.
The project's goal was to implement the effective harm reduction services for female injecting drug users and improve the quality of female IDUs’ lives, as measured by their own reports. The International HIV/AIDS Alliance adopted an approach that recognized gender roles and gendered socialization…
This brief seeks to bring attention to policies, laws and practices that undermine the rights of women who use drugs, and to promote the realisation of their human rights in terms of an effective harm reduction response to HIV.
When prisoners are released and return to communities, an often overlooked concern is the health care needs that former prisoners have and the role that health care plays in how successfully they reintegrate. This volume examines the health care needs of newly released prisoners in California.