The new EHRN report shows that implementation of criminal laws regulating drug use and drug possession with no intent to supply costs more than double the amount spent on drug treatment, such as opioid substitution treatment in the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
Welcome to the second edition of the IDPC Drug Policy Guide. The Guide brings together global evidence and examples of best practice to provide guidance on the review, design and implementation of national drug policies.
Recent years have seen a growing unwillingness among increasing numbers of States parties to fully adhere to a strictly prohibitionist reading of the UN drug control conventions. Such behaviour has been driven by a belief that non-punitive and pragmatic health oriented domestic policy approaches…
This report draws on recently collected field data from numerous countries where the International HIV/AIDS Alliance operates to explain why the funding crisis requires urgent action on the part of Global Fund donors and all other stakeholders.
The world is overly familiar with the US “war on terror” prisons like Abu Ghraib and its off-shore Guantanamo prison. Less well known or cared about is the vast complex of more mundane prisons, much of whose population is collateral damage from the equally misnamed “war on…
This document represents a call to action from experts in the fields of addiction and hepatitis in London. It provides a framework with which to address the epidemiological, clinical and financial challenges presented by current rates of hepatitis C among people who have injected drugs and sets…
Service providers and community leaders from across Europe have developed policy recommendations to inform policy making in Europe, both at national level and at EU level, with a view to reducing existing HIV/AIDS-related health inequalities.
Two countries in the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) have reported a significant increase in HIV case reports and HIV prevalence among injecting drug users (IDUs) during 2011 (Greece and Romania).
Harm Reduction International, Youth RISE and the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network have provided the Committee with a submission on drug use, an issue specifically requested by the Committee in its guidance note.
The adoption of national policies that are more aligned with the risks of different drugs and the effectiveness of controls will require the amendment of existing treaties, the formulation of new treaties, or withdrawal of states from existing treaties and re-accession with reservations.
Driven by the rapid spread of HIV, Vietnam’s response to drug use has undergone significant transformation in the past decade. This paper analyses factors that prompted these changes and investigates their impact on the lives of people who use drugs.