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Binge drinking on the increase for women, the new CDC report shows

The U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new report in January of 2013, stating that women’s binge drinking has been on the increase during the last few years, a fact that can potentially have destructive consequences for … Continue reading

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The UK Youth Parliament Debate in the House of Commons

On Friday the 23rd of November 2012, the UK Youth Parliament held their annual debate at the House of Commons chamber.  307 members of the UK Youth Parliament aged 11-18 debated five crucial issues chosen by a ballot of 250,000 … Continue reading

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‘Sisa’, the drug of the poor

In 2010, at a moment when the financial crisis was reaching a fever pitch, the brand new drug ‘sisa’ appeared for the first time in Greece. It is the only drug that can be found exclusively in Greece and is … Continue reading

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The International HIV/AIDS Alliance report on the Global Fund crisis

On the 8th of May of 2012, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance has launched a report referring to HIV, drug use and harm reduction programmes in relation to the Global Fund, the biggest funder of harm reduction and drug use programmes … Continue reading

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The Andrey Rylkov Foundation fights for reopening its website

The Andrey Rylkov Foundation, an NGO that advocates for harm reduction and drug users human rights in Moscow, just made a press release in an effort to defend the organisation’s website reputation, to explain its function and real targets and … Continue reading

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The 2012 Cannabis Culture Awards

The Cannabis Culture Awards are offered by the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum Amsterdam to the people who have been prominent in accepting cannabis in all of its forms and have been fighting to show that this plant has an … Continue reading

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Ukrainian narcologist detained for providing OST to HIV positive IDU’s

In 2005, Ilya Podolyan started an opioid substitution therapy unit in Odessa, Ukraine, specialised in providing help and services for injecting drug uses infected by HIV.  Dr Podolyan was one of the most dedicated service providers in Ukraine trying to … Continue reading

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