Ana Liffey Drug Project is a leading harm reduction NGO in Ireland. On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the organisation, we interviewed its CEO, Tony Duffin, about recent developments in harm reduction and drug policy reform in the country.
This section of Drugreporter provides regular updates about resources and news on how harm reduction service providers respond to the COVID-19 Epidemic.
MEETINGS WITH NICE PEOPLE. ALEXEY KURMANAEVSKII
Alexei Kurmanaevsky, an activist and human rights activist, emigrated from Russia to Israel four years ago.
Alexei Kurmanaevsky is known to everyone in the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. He was always in the public eye, but disappeared after he moved to Israel. We did not manage to arrange an interview with him for a long time. And just recently he wrote that he was ready to talk.
Between Waves: Update on the COVID-19 and Harm Reduction Situation in Europe
An update about how access to harm reduction programs changed in European cities after the lockdown measures were lifted between the first and second waves of the COVID-19 epidemic.
Psychedelics and Mental Health in the COVID-Era
Psychedelics, mental health, COVID-19, and our drug laws: The Silent Pandemic and the search for innovation in the treatment of mental health problems. Please read this article by Beatrix Vas – and watch the movie they produced about research on psychedelics!
Surviving the COVID-19 Era: Stories of People Who Use Drugs from Russia, Ukraine and Norway
The struggle of people who use drugs for survival, dignity and harm reduction in three counties in the COVID-19 era. Read the intriguing report of our intern, Hannah Taylor!
The Effects of COVID-19 on the Hungarian Drug Market
The Hungarian drug market was affected by the COVID-19 crisis but it is far from being disrupted – read an English summary of an online survey conducted by Drugreporter among its Hungarian readers.
Reducing the Harms of a Broken System: Social Justice Demands During COVID-19
In this time of crisis, harm reduction activists must go beyond their regular demands and urge governments to act quickly to prevent a public health crisis transforming into a social collapse (Greek translation).
Harm Reduction Must Go On: Position of European Harm Reduction Networks on COVID-19
The Correlation European Harm Reduction Network and the Eurasian Harm Reduction Association published a joint position on the continuity of harm reduction services during the COVID-19 crisis. (PDF: English Russian German Portuguese Spanish Hungarian Polish Czech Montenegrin)
Arild Knutsen: An Open Letter on Covid-19 and People Who Use Drugs
This letter was written by Arild Knutsen, a Norwegian drug user activist, to raise awareness of how the Covid-19 epidemic can affect people who use drugs – and how to protect them.
Harm Reduction Responses to COVID-19 in Europe: Regularly Updated Infopage
On this info page Drugreporter provides regular updates about resources and news on how harm reduction service providers respond to the COVID-19 Epidemic.