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November 21, 2016

Kyrgyzstan: Staying Together To Survive

"This is Kyrgyzstan, a country with very complicated drug policy and a very active community of people who use drugs." Watch this video produced by Drug User News at Drugreporter, about harm reduction and activism in Kyrgyzstan.

November 14, 2016

EU Civil Society Forum on Drugs Calls For More Inclusion

The Civil Society Forum on Drugs (CSF), an expert group of the European Commission with more than forty members representing leading European NGOs, held its annual plenary meeting in Brussels last week. The Forum has become an important voice, but it needs more inclusion and funding from EU institutions. 

November 9, 2016

A Distress Call From Romanian Civil Society

Governments of wealthy countries will be meeting to discuss the future budget of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Romanian civil society organisations have sent them an open letter, warning of catastrophic consequences if they fail to allocate adequate funding for HIV prevention measures, in a country which has been badly hit by the epidemic.  

November 4, 2016

A Hitchhiker's Guide to Harm Reduction in Amsterdam

Deep compassion and cool-headed pragmatism - these are the essence of harm reduction in Amsterdam. Read about the adventures of a Czech social worker, David Pešek, who spent a week-long internship at the Regenboog Groep in Amsterdam to see what daily life is like there!

November 2, 2016

A DAY IN THE LIFE: The World of Humans Who Use Drugs - Trailer and screening dates!

We proudly present Drugreporter's new feature documentary: A Day in the Life. Produced by drug users and activists, the movie features the different realities of the global war on drugs by guiding us through one day in the life of people who use drugs in seven cities of the world. Watch the new trailer and check out screening dates and news about the film!

October 27, 2016

Darknet: Light in the Dark of Ignorance

Interview with two psychonauts from Belgrade who are testing new psychoactive substances on themselves. Read the article of Bojan Arsenijevic! 

October 25, 2016

Accessible and Affordable Rehab Services in Romania: a Rare Opportunity

The Romanian Blue Cross launched a free of charge rehab service, which was not accessible before in the country. Read Stefan Iancu’s, a former user and present helper at Blue Cross, experiences and opinion about the situation of rehab services in Romania.

October 21, 2016

Warsaw Declaration – Next Step Forward, Implementation

Warsaw Declaration – the city of Warsaw is to implement a two-year program to reform city drug policy. The Polish Drug Policy Network will take further actions to encourage the EU to develop a common drug strategy for use at local level.

October 13, 2016

“You Cannot Promote Safety Through Prejudice” - Interview with Marinella Kloka On Harm Reduction in Greece

Marianella Kloka is one of the leading figures of the Greek harm reduction movement, and is currently the advocacy officer at the Praksis NGO. We interviewed her about how the government and civil society in Greece have responded to the threat of an HIV epidemic among people who use drugs. Read her inspiring thoughts, and watch our video about people, drugs and harm reduction in Greece! 

October 13, 2016

Legalisation of Medicinal Cannabis in Macedonia

In February 2016, Macedonia legalised medicinal cannabis but the law is far from ideal. Drugreporter's Macedonian partner, Healthy Options Project Skopje – HOPS – carried out an analysis of the law. Read their key remarks and recommendations presented by Vlatko Dekov.

October 6, 2016

"Drugs Are Less of a Political Priority" - Interview with Alexis Goodseel, The Director of the EMCDDA

On 1 January 2016, Alexis Goosdeel became the new Director of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) in Lisbon, Portugal. In an interview with Drugreporter, he discusses the challenges posed by Europe’s drugs problems, and the future plans and opportunities for the agency in a changing political environment. 

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! 

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