“The REAL Problem in Disguise”: Drug Dependence Treatment Models

CND thematic Intersessional September 2018 in preparation for the ministerial segment of the 62nd session of the Commission of Narcotic Drugs (CND) – Intervention from ANPUD on demand reduction and related measures -“The Real Problem in Disguise”. The statement is a mix of lived experiences that are substantiated by scientific study results.

Is Decriminalisation Enough? Drug User Community Voices from Portugal

This document demonstrates the outcomes, both the positives and the shortcomings, of Portugal’s model of decriminalisation. Importantly, it establishes that Portugal’s decriminalisation of people who use drugs is not – as is claimed – a full decriminalisation.

Thinking Ahead of the Curve: ANPUD Advocacy Briefing Papers

The 10 Advocacy Briefing Papers are the publications of the Asian Network of People who Use Drugs (ANPUD). The papers were launched during the International AIDS Conference 2018 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. These papers cover a wide range of issues/topics pertaining to people who use drugs in the Asian region –  that are emerging or in some cases not yet part of any discourse. Therefore, we have named the bundle of publications as – “Thinking Ahead of the Curve”. Through it, we are inviting our members and stakeholders to support and focus advocacy efforts towards the issues identified in the advocacy briefing papers.

We are simply not the Priority – ANPUD Statement on the World Hepatitis Day 2018

The Asian Network of People who Use Drugs (ANPUD) is a regional community network committed towards advocating for equal rights and opportunities for people who use drugs. This statement is issued to observe the World Hepatitis Day 2018 and to bring our issues and needs into attention of broader stakeholders.

The war on drugs is a war on us – 26th June is the reminder

Every year 26th June is a reminder of the fact that people who use drugs are universally criminalized, that our lives are regarded as less valuable, that our basic human rights are simply denied, that moral grounds still overrule scientific evidences and that the extrajudicial killings and perpetual suffering inflicted upon lives of people who use drugs have started to become a new normal. The war on drugs is an outright attack to the human rights. The war on drugs is a war on us.

188 NGOs call on the United Nations to condemn Bangladesh drug war

ANPUD and IDPC led a joint petition that brought together 174 Community and Civil society organizations calling on the UN to take action in response to the killing of 130 people suspected of drug dealing by the Bangladeshi police.

ANPUD calls on Bangladesh government to immediately stop the war on drugs

The Asian Network of People who Use Drugs (ANPUD) urgently calls on Hon. Prime Minister Mrs. Sheikh Hasina and Hon. Home Minister Mr. Asaduzzaman Khan of the government of Bangladesh to immediately stop the extra-judicial killings of people suspected of using or selling drugs. We express our grave concerns over the war on drugs approach opted by the Bangladesh government that has already resulted in over 100 lives and over 12000 arrests since its launch in mid-May 2018.

Open Letter to Netflix CEO Mr. Reed Hastings:

The Asian Network of People who Use Drugs (ANPUD) and the International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD) have released an open letter to Mr. Reed Hastings, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Netflix. In the letter, the two human rights organizations demand that Netflix immediately cancel plans to stream the Philippines drug war series “AMO” that actively promotes murder, extrajudicial killings, violence, and the war on drugs in the Philippines.

Guidelines for the Management of Methamphetamine Use Disorders in Myanmar

This Guide conveys practical information as well as covering some theoretical advances to improve insights about the growing concern of methamphetamine use in Myanmar.

Policy Briefs on Hepatitis C in Thailand

The five policy briefs were developed by the Thai Treatment Action Group (TTAG). The briefs are available in Thai language only.