Archive for the ‘Harm Reduction’ Category

A Night on the Tiles …

Stable & maintained on an opiate painkiller for a congenital spinal condition, delighted that it had the added benefit of making winter bearable, I began to spend time on the streets outreaching to fellow drugs users. These were largely African-Caribbean, largely homeless and in some cases poly-drugs-users. This began when I witnessed the most terrifying […]

ARGENTINA: 23,000 PEOPLE SUPPORT 'DEPENALIZATION BILL'

ARGENTINA: 23,000 PEOPLE ¬†SUPPORTED THE DEPENALIZATION BILL IN THE BIGEST RELATED PUBLIC ACTS IN THE COUNTRY Last Saturday approximately 8,000 ¬†were involved in the fourth edition of MMM in Rosario city with a great festival with concerts and performance organized by the Argentinean Harm Reduction Association ARDA. The Festival was on the Municipal Open Amphitheatre […]

Drug Users in Euro Parliament

On 21 April 2005, ‘addicts,’ people living with AIDS, other drug users, MEPs and other European Authority diplomats met in the European Parliament to discuss the inclusion of civil society in drug policy debate and drug policy generally. Here is a short report : It was an interesting and extraordinary scene to have the dreadlocked […]

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