Dear Friend of Drugreporter!
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!
Dose of Science: The probability and predictors of substance abuse
Only a fraction of drug users will ever translate from drug use to drug dependence, yet substance abuse is a great burden, both on the individual and society. Unfortunately, our thinking about addiction is much more shaped by political ideologies than by scientific facts. Addiction is often portrayed as a molecular disease which the individual cannot control by his actions, while conservative narratives often depict it as merely the consequence of an individual’s poor decisions. Neither of these simplistic views covers the whole picture; addiction is a complex phenomenon which has biological, psychological and social components.
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 recepie to improve drug policy.
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!
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!