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Drug Policy in Portugal - The Benefits of Decriminalizing Drug Use

Open Society Foundations

This report describes the process, context, ideas, and values that enabled Portugal to make the transition to a public health response to drug use and possession. Now, with a decade of experience, Portugal provides a valuable case study of how decriminalization coupled with evidence-based...

Tags: Policy makers, People who use drugs (PUD), Western Europe, Harm reduction
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HIV in Injecting Drug Users in the EU/EEA, following a reported increase of cases in Greece and Romania - Rapid Risk Assessment

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction / European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Two countries in the EU/EEA have reported a significant increase in HIV case reports and HIV prevalence among IDUs during 2011 (Greece and Romania). However, about half of the countries in the EU/EEA report a low incidence of HIV cases among IDUs, and the overall incidence in the EU/EEA has been...

Tags: People who use drugs (PUD), Policy makers, WHO European region, Harm reduction, Prevention
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