February 11, 2016News, Harm Reduction

Danish Parliament Discusses Bill to Allow Assisted Injections

Danish MPs today debated a bill which would allow people to bring a friend with them into the drug consumption room, to assist them with injecting. We interviewed Nanna W. Gotfredsen, head of Gadejuristen (Danish Street Lawyers) about the significance of this reform.
February 9, 2016News, Marijuana Policies

Report on the Criminalisation of Cannabis Users in Slovenia

ONEJ, a Slovenian cannabis reform NGO, has published a report on the criminalisation of cannabis users in Slovenia - a country which will soon see its first legal supervised injection room. The report also highlights the need to reform the country's drug laws!

February 8, 2016

Dose of Science: Is MDMA Neurotoxic for Human Users?

MDMA’s neurotoxicity is the topic of this and many future editions of Dose of Science. The question is not whether MDMA is neurotoxic in an absolute sense, but rather, what is the extent of the damage at various dosing regimens. Stephen Kish’s study [1] from 2010 aims to clarify the picture by employing a range of neuroimaging techniques and cognitive tests on a large sample while controlling for many potential confounding factors. 

February 4, 2016

Luxembourg’s Drug Policy: Jekyll and Hyde

Inside Luxembourg's drug consumption room - read the story of our guest author about drug policies in one of the smallest but most interesting countries of Europe. 

January 25, 2016

UNGASS Without Harm Reduction? No Way!

Governments are not only shying away from reforming global drug policy, but failing to even mention harm reduction in the first draft of the UNGASS outcome document. Civil society must stand up for harm reduction! 

December 18, 2015

Can Margin of Exposure Be Used as an Objective Measure of Drug Harm?

IFLScience, one of Facebook’s biggest science advocacy page recently headlined a study that “New Study Finds Marijuana Safer Than Alcohol Or Tobacco” [1]. While this is a catchy title, the paper only partially supports the statement. In this edition of Dose of Science we are going to take a close look at the original research article [1] to examine whether weed is really safer than alcohol.

December 11, 2015

The Washington Sessions

Watch the most important speeches and sessions from the 2015 Drug Policy Reform Conference, held in Washington D.C.

December 7, 2015News, Harm Reduction

First Drug Consumption Room Pilot Program launched in Slovenia

Unlike other countries from the former Yugoslavia, Slovenia is experimenting with drug policy in order to improve the public health response to drug use. After almost two decades of advocacy and preparatory legal work, a drug consumption room (DCR) pilot project was launched in Ljubljana, in 2015, by the local NGO, 'Stigma'.

December 2, 2015

Would the Real International Community Please Stand Up?

Seeing the reluctance of world leaders, will civil society finally stand up for itself and say enough with the human rights abuses and suffering caused by the war on drugs? Read the opinion of Jerry Dorey, our volunteer. If you have an opinion on this subject, please send it to us!

November 30, 2015

Cushion Effect: How do We Deal With Austerity in Drug Policy?

The consequences of the economic crisis are threatening the continuity of the integrated intervention system that characterises the “Portuguese Model”. Read what our local partner APDES is doing to preserve the country's achievments in the field of drug policy.

2016. February 11.
Danish MPs today debated a bill which would allow people to bring a friend with them into the drug consumption room, to assist them with injecting. We interviewed Nanna W. Gotfredsen, head of Gadejuristen (Danish Street Lawyers) about the significance of this reform.
2016. February 9.

ONEJ, a Slovenian cannabis reform NGO, has published a report on the criminalisation of cannabis users in Slovenia - a country which will soon see its first legal supervised injection room. The report also highlights the need to reform the country's drug laws!

2015. December 11.

Watch the most important speeches and sessions from the 2015 Drug Policy Reform Conference, held in Washington D.C.

2015. December 7.

Unlike other countries from the former Yugoslavia, Slovenia is experimenting with drug policy in order to improve the public health response to drug use. After almost two decades of advocacy and preparatory legal work, a drug consumption room (DCR) pilot project was launched in Ljubljana, in 2015, by the local NGO, 'Stigma'.

2015. November 30.

The consequences of the economic crisis are threatening the continuity of the integrated intervention system that characterises the “Portuguese Model”. Read what our local partner APDES is doing to preserve the country's achievments in the field of drug policy.

2015. November 29.
PKNI and Drugreporter launch their new documentary film in 4 cities across Indonesia ahead of World AIDS Day 2015. Watch and share the film to end the war on drugs in Indonesia!
2015. November 26.

Public discussion of harm reduction in Poland - especially the country's attitude to injecting drug users - is stuck in the 1990s. Read what needs to be done, in terms of the realities described by Polish drug policy experts, to save lives and lower the costs of treating users.

2015. November 22.

Progress should not cause us to lose sight of our core values. Please watch our video and read our article about the 2015 International Drug Policy Reform Conference, which was held in Washington DC between 18-21 November!  

2015. November 20.

A speech delivered by the Director of the Drug Policy Alliance at the opening session of the International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Washington DC.