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.
Whilst St John Medical Director - Tony Smith, thinks it wouldn't make sense to extend Naloxone training to those beyond a medical setting, Charles Henderson of the New Zealand Needle Exchange Programme believes Heroin use is on the rise.
With the Nigerian government seeing reason to implement a needle programme (thanks to the efforts of DHRAN), the milestone project plans to bring many benefits including better representation of Nigerian voices and demands.
Release argue that in order to tackle overdoses associated with opium, Take-Home Naxolone (THN) must be provided by local authorities across England, alongside being made available to requesting individuals in prison.