April 26, 2016News

Living and Dealing with Stigma

A study conducted by the Portuguese harm reduction NGO, APDES, presents how stigma affects the daily lives of drug users. 

April 22, 2016

The UNGASS on Drugs: Reform Aborted

After a long gestation, the UN drug reform experiment suffered a miscarriage. It seems the UN is not the catalyst of change but its mirror. Reformers can learn many lessons - but can also be proud of their achievements. 

April 20, 2016

The UN Summit on Drugs Ended Before It Began

The UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs (UNGASS) adopted the outcome document without a debate, right before the real discussion could have started. 

April 19, 2016

Drug Policy is Race Policy

Hundreds of drug reformers gathered at the "Drug Policy and the Politics of Race" event, organised at Columbia University on Sunday, to discuss how repressive drug policies affect the lives of communities of colour. Watch our videos! 

April 12, 2016

This Is How Young Artists See the War on Drugs: The Winners of Our Poster Contest

We are glad to present the five best posters submitted to our poster contest targeting the UNGASS on drugs this year!

April 4, 2016

Dose of Science: LSD therapy for alcohol dependence

In this edition of Dose of Science, we are going to take a look at a meta-analysis of using LSD therapy to treat alcoholism [1]. ‘Meta-analysis’ means that the study pools together data derived from multiple trials and re-analyses the combined evidence. The advantage is that the combined evidence reduces the statistical uncertainties, and permits more robust conclusions than any of the individual studies in isolation.

March 31, 2016

Governments Disagree Over Global Drug Control - Video Report from the Commission on Narcotics Drugs 2016

Drugreporter’s video advocacy team filmed key speeches and interviewed some of the participants at the UN's drug meeting in Vienna - please watch and share our movie! 

March 24, 2016

Polish Government Supports Legal Access to Medical Cannabis

A surprise decision from the otherwise super-conservative Polish government: it improves access to cannabis for medical purposes. 

March 14, 2016

Growing Disagreement at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

While Colombia and the Czech Republic spoke up for drug policy reform at the opening day of the CND, others such as Russia or Thailand prefer the status quo and oppose any changes. 

UNGASS and the Drug-Free World: Dream On!

The UNGASS draft document still does not reflect the realities of the war on drugs, but continues to dream about a drug-free society, just like 20 years ago.
2016. April 26.

A study conducted by the Portuguese harm reduction NGO, APDES, presents how stigma affects the daily lives of drug users. 

2016. April 22.

After a long gestation, the UN drug reform experiment suffered a miscarriage. It seems the UN is not the catalyst of change but its mirror. Reformers can learn many lessons - but can also be proud of their achievements. 

2016. April 20.

The UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs (UNGASS) adopted the outcome document without a debate, right before the real discussion could have started. 

2016. April 19.

Hundreds of drug reformers gathered at the "Drug Policy and the Politics of Race" event, organised at Columbia University on Sunday, to discuss how repressive drug policies affect the lives of communities of colour. Watch our videos! 

2016. April 12.

We are glad to present the five best posters submitted to our poster contest targeting the UNGASS on drugs this year!

2016. March 31.

Drugreporter’s video advocacy team filmed key speeches and interviewed some of the participants at the UN's drug meeting in Vienna - please watch and share our movie! 

2016. March 24.

A surprise decision from the otherwise super-conservative Polish government: it improves access to cannabis for medical purposes. 

2016. March 14.

While Colombia and the Czech Republic spoke up for drug policy reform at the opening day of the CND, others such as Russia or Thailand prefer the status quo and oppose any changes. 

2016. March 12.
The UNGASS draft document still does not reflect the realities of the war on drugs, but continues to dream about a drug-free society, just like 20 years ago.