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.

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.

The Global Fund Transition: The Smart Sex Worker’s and Drug User’s Guide

This Smart Guide is a quick reference for sex workers and people who use drugs to help understand the transition from Global Fund financing. It explains what the process is, how it works and why it is happening.

Opioid substitution therapy in Nepal

This case study explores learnings generated during the establishment of Nepal’s national opioid substitution therapy (OST) programme, a process which has been led by the government of Nepal and Nepalese civil society organisations with support from German Development Cooperation and other international development partners.

Atrocity in the Philippines: How Rodrigo Duterte’s War on Drug Users May Exacerbate the Burgeoning HIV Epidemic

In this issue of JAIDS, Verdery and colleagues report a social network study of persons who inject drugs (PWID) in 2 cities in the Philippines.

Ending AIDS: Progress towards the 90–90–90 targets

As the world approaches the midway point between the 2014 launch of the 90–90–90 targets and their December 2020 deadline, UNAIDS has reviewed the progress made. This has been done with the support of national AIDS programmes, which report data annually to the United Nations and the guidance of national programme managers, researchers and other experts within the UNAIDS Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) on 90–90–90.

Glossary of Terms used in Drug Policy

DPNSEE initiative for 2017 is creation of a glossary of terms related to the problem of drugs that we hope
will contribute to better understanding the drug problem in more empathic manner.

INPUD Consensus Statement on Drug Use Under Prohibition

This is the International Network of People who Use Drugs’ (INPUD) Consensus Statement on Drug Use Under Prohibition. It was launched in Kuala Lumpur in 2015 and focuses on human rights, health, and the law in relation to people who use drugs.

World Drug Report 2017

The 2017 report comes at a time when the international community has acted decisively to achieve consensus on a way forward for joint action.