All you need to know about Polish Drug routes

Poland has recently gone from having a full ban on, and absence of, illicit substances during the Soviet era, to becoming a booming drug user society. Read the Polish drug market analysis from our Polish partner.

June 19, 2014

Hungary Is Facing An HIV Epidemic Among Drug Users

Despite the first HIV transmissions among drug users, the largest Hungarian needle and syringe program has been forced to shut down, because of political attacks

June 12, 2014

Infographic: Poland’s Failed War on Drugs in Numbers

Check out our new infographic on how the war on drugs is failing in Poland. It's both a waste of taxpayer’s money, and a missed opportunity to improve society. In addition, there is no program of targeted education on psychoactive substances and harm reduction throughout Poland - that also has to be changed!

June 3, 2014

Medical Marijuana (no) Precedent in Bulgaria

At the end of March, the court in the Bulgarian city of Lovech found Marin Kalchev not guilty. He is a 31-year-old multiple sclerosis patient, who uses marijuana extract to manage the negative symptoms of his chronic disease.

May 14, 2014

European Harm Reduction Conference in Basel

Drugreporter’s new movie, filmed at the the 2nd European Harm Reduction Conference in Basel, Switzerland, gives you an insight into the key issues surrounding harm reduction in Europe

May 13, 2014

Speech of Grant Hall in Budapest on the Legal Highs Regulation of New Zealand

Grant Hall, director of Star Trust held a presenation at the HCLU - Drugreporter film event in Budapest on 12.05.2014 in Budapest.

May 8, 2014

A FOOT IN THE DOOR: A New Approach to Drugs in New Zealand

There is a growing debate on how to control new psychoactive substances (legal highs) in New Zealand. We traveled there to give you an insight into the innovative policy introduced by the government last year - please watch & share our new movie!

May 8, 2014

PATHWAY TO REFORM - The Conference Videos

New Zealand became a world leader in the development of innovative regulation of new Psychoactive Substances laws in July, 2013. On March 20th, 2014 hosted by The Star Trust, the ‘Pathway for Reform’ conference offered a unique opportunity to hear firsthand how this industry began, how it was regulated and why. You can watch all the full speeches now!

April 30, 2014

Roma Girls, Drug Users in Serbia - locked into a repeating cycle of risks

Young Roma people in Serbia are particularly severely affected by the increase in use of traditional psychoactive substances, such as cannabis, inhalants (glue and solvents), heroin and alcohol. EDPI’s local partner, the NGO 'Re Generation', argues that these young people - a high proportion of whom live and work on the streets - are in need of special care.

April 22, 2014

Media Reports from the High-level UN Meeting on Drugs

HCLU's European Drug Policy Initiative this year took the form of grant-aiding a group of European journalists to cover on location the high-level meeting of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna.

2014. July 9.

Poland has recently gone from having a full ban on, and absence of, illicit substances during the Soviet era, to becoming a booming drug user society. Read the Polish drug market analysis from our Polish partner.

2014. June 19.

Despite the first HIV transmissions among drug users, the largest Hungarian needle and syringe program has been forced to shut down, because of political attacks

2014. June 12.

Check out our new infographic on how the war on drugs is failing in Poland. It's both a waste of taxpayer’s money, and a missed opportunity to improve society. In addition, there is no program of targeted education on psychoactive substances and harm reduction throughout Poland - that also has to be changed!

2014. June 3.

At the end of March, the court in the Bulgarian city of Lovech found Marin Kalchev not guilty. He is a 31-year-old multiple sclerosis patient, who uses marijuana extract to manage the negative symptoms of his chronic disease.

2014. May 14.

Drugreporter’s new movie, filmed at the the 2nd European Harm Reduction Conference in Basel, Switzerland, gives you an insight into the key issues surrounding harm reduction in Europe

2014. May 13.

Grant Hall, director of Star Trust held a presenation at the HCLU - Drugreporter film event in Budapest on 12.05.2014 in Budapest.

2014. May 8.

There is a growing debate on how to control new psychoactive substances (legal highs) in New Zealand. We traveled there to give you an insight into the innovative policy introduced by the government last year - please watch & share our new movie!

2014. May 8.

New Zealand became a world leader in the development of innovative regulation of new Psychoactive Substances laws in July, 2013. On March 20th, 2014 hosted by The Star Trust, the ‘Pathway for Reform’ conference offered a unique opportunity to hear firsthand how this industry began, how it was regulated and why. You can watch all the full speeches now!

2014. April 30.

Young Roma people in Serbia are particularly severely affected by the increase in use of traditional psychoactive substances, such as cannabis, inhalants (glue and solvents), heroin and alcohol. EDPI’s local partner, the NGO 'Re Generation', argues that these young people - a high proportion of whom live and work on the streets - are in need of special care.