On: The Importance and impact of research and evidence base in the drug field. The interview was made at the Correlation European Conference 27 – 29 September, Sofia, Bulgaria
Regulation and Control
Ethan Nadelmann is the executive director of the largest drug policy reform organization in the U.S., the Drug Policy Alliance (www.drugpolicy.org ). Earlier he was a professor at the Princeton University.
Dagmar Hedrich is a leading researcher of the European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), a Lisbon based, de-centralized agency of the European Union responsible for data collection and analysis on drug use and drug policies.
Danny Kushlick is director of Transform Drug Policy Foundation.
Dr Alex Wodak is the Director of the Alcohol and Drug Service at St Vincent’s Hospital. He was also President of the International Harm Reduction Association for several years, he is the author (with Ron Owen) of “Drug Prohibition: a call for change” published by UNSW Press.
Mike Trace is currently the Co-Director of the Beckley Foundation Drug Policy Programme and Chief Executive at RAPT (Rehabilitation of Addicted Prisoners Trust), one of the UK’s foremost providers of drug addiction treatment.
Mauro is a well-known Italian AIDS activist who previously worked as a chair of GNP+, an advocate group, and recently works for the International Harm Reduction Development Program of the Open Society Institute.
Milena Naydenova is an active drug user, founding member of a user group in Bulgaria and a member of the Internal Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD), www.inpud.org
Sam Sullivan, Mayor of Vancouver speaks about drug addiction as a management issue at the DPA Conference, New Orleans.