The international drug conventions were created to ensure the “health and welfare of mankind”, yet drug policies around the world continue to focus on criminal justice and repression rather than on health responses. Governments across the world should provide harm reduction and treatment interventions to reduce the harms associated with drug use, and ensure adequate access to essential medicines.
The aim of the Spring and Autumn ETWs remain the same: to unite partner organisations throughout Europe for one week to increase access to testing and promote awareness on the benefits of earlier hepatitis and HIV testing.
Correlation-EuroHRN hosts a series of seminars on subjects such as COVID-19's effects on harm reduction efforts for people who use drugs, different approaches to decriminalisation, and more ethical drug policies.
Eggins et al. found that there is limited high-quality scientific evidence that can be used to examine the impact of the law-enforcement mechanisms of supplier arrest and seizure on a range of drug-related outcomes.