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September 25, 2016

Harm Reduction in Australia

We present three videos about what the world can learn from harm reduction in Australia. 

September 22, 2016

Dose of Science: Psychedelics and Long-Term Mental Health

A psychedelic renaissance is happening right now; but before classic hallucinogenic drugs can be accepted into mainstream medicine, their safety must be demonstrated. To move towards this goal, Norwegian scientists published a study claiming that psychedelics are not linked to long-term mental health problems; these findings, however, were quickly challenged. Dose of Science takes a look at the debate.

September 13, 2016

The Baltic Trip Trilogy

Watch three short videos produced by Drug User News at Drugreporter, about the state of drug policy and harm reduction in Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.

September 6, 2016

A Global Conference on Ibogaine

This movie is featuring the Global Ibogaine Conference that was held in Mexico in March, filmed by a member of Drugreporter's new global video network and an alumni of our video advocacy training, Brun Balanced and his peers, Karina Muscarina and Gabriel Amezcua.

September 5, 2016

"Italy Has Reached a Point of No Return on Cannabis Legalisation"

Marco Perduca is a leading cannabis reform advocate in Italy and he was one of the first civil society representative who spoke up against the drug conventions at the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs. We interviewed him about the prospects of cannabis law reform in Italy. 

September 1, 2016

Harm Reduction: Pragmatism and Radicalism

An interview with Ricardo Fuertes, a young psychologist, about his experiences at working in the harm reduction field in Barcelona and Lisbon.  

August 31, 2016

Preventing avoidable deaths: what steps to take to mitigate opioid overdose? 

Today is the Inernational Overdose Awareness Day. On this occasion, please read an article about how to prevent opioid overdoses, written by our partners from APDES, Portugal! 

August 5, 2016

How to Make Good Drug Policy Instead of Killing Your People? 

Recommendations to the President of the Philippines about how to address drug problems in a meaningful way - or a recipe to improve drug policy.  

August 3, 2016

Largest Drug Consumption Room of the World Opens in Copenhagen

Please watch a photo gallery from the world's largest drug consumption room that was opened yesterday in Copenhagen! 

August 2, 2016

Stop the Killings in the Philippines!

President Duterte has given law enforcement agents licence, with impunity, to kill hundreds of drug suspects in the Philippines. This clearly breaches human rights conventions, as well as the drug control principles adopted by member states at the UNGASS on drugs in April. The international community must stand up and give teeth to its own laws and conventions! 

July 28, 2016

Harm Reduction and Drug Laws in the Czech Republic

Our Russian speaking video reporters visited Prague to explore drug laws and harm reduction services there. Please watch their short video report with English subtitles!

July 21, 2016

The Amendment of the Bulgarian Narcotic Substances and Precursors Control Act

In June 2016, an amendment to the Bulgarian Narcotic Substances and Precursors Control Act came into force. Read the notes of an eye-witness. 

 

July 11, 2016

Dose of Science: Can CBD inhibit THC induced paranoia?

Every cannabis smoker knows that the major psychoactive ingredient of the plant is Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), but there is also a range of other chemicals in marijuana smoke. One of the other significant components is cannabidiol (CBD). Anecdotal evidence suggests that CBD can inhibit some negative side effects associated with marijuana, but does this claim stand up to scientific scrutiny?

July 6, 2016

Russian Harm Reduction Workers Under Attack

The Andrey Rylkov Foundation, the only harm reduction NGO working in Moscow, has been declared a foreign agent by the Russian government. 

July 1, 2016

Pride and Prejudice: Sex Workers Are Excluded from Budapest Pride

The Pride movement is about fighting social exclusion and discrimination – but what if the Pride organisers themselves exclude and discriminate against those who are in the greatest need of support – LGBTI sex workers? This is what happened in Budapest, where a workshop on sex work was banned from the festival. 

June 30, 2016

Bulgarian Drug Policy in 2016 Through the UNGASS Perspective

The outcome document of UNGASS 2016 was probably a disappointment for the most progressive parts of the world, but for countries like Bulgaria, it contains some inspiring commitments. Read this article on Bulgarian drug policy news!

June 23, 2016

Harm Reduction in Vienna

The reporters of our Russian language video blog, DUnews, visited Vienna in March to find out what Eastern-European and Central-Asian countries can learn from its advanced urban harm reduction system. Read their report and watch their video! 

June 14, 2016

She Survived, in Spite of Her Treatment

Patients call the Yekaterinburg Hospital, located at 37 Kamskaya Street, the “final journey”. This hospital is for patients with tuberculosis and other severe diagnoses. They usually leave this place in black bags. 

June 9, 2016

Civil Society Must Fight Global Crackdown

The exclusion of non-governmental representatives from the UN High-Level Meeting on AIDS is not an isolated incident, but part of a global crackdown on civil society. To fight back, we need to understand the crucial role of NGOs in policy development.  

June 8, 2016

The Renaissance of Psychedelic Research

The research with psychedelic drugs can change our understanding of the human mind. Watch our video report from the International Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelic Research! Watch some of the key presentations too!

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