International

L’indépassable répression

Source : http://www.ledevoir.com/international/actualites-internationales/466765/drogues-l-indepassable-repression Près de 20 ans après leur dernière rencontre, les chefs de gouvernement et d’État du monde entier se réuniront le 19 avril pour revoir le plan de lutte mondial contre les drogues. Les Nations unies tiendront alors la session extraordinaire de l’Assemblée générale sur le problème mondial de la drogue. ...

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Women And Binge Drinking: When Too Much Is Not Enough

Source : https://www.thefix.com/women-and-binge-drinking-when-too-much-not-enough We have written before on The Fix about thechallenges women in recovery face that are unique. Thanks to the decades-long unspoken assumption in American culture that there is something unladylike about drinking to excess, even admitting you have a problem is disproportionately difficult for women struggling with alcohol ...

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Leading Medical Experts Call for Drug Policy Overhaul, Including Decriminalizing Drugs and Exploring Legal Regulation

Source : http://www.drugpolicy.org/blog/leading-medical-experts-call-drug-policy-overhaul-including-decriminalizing-drugs-and-exploring As policymakers weigh “what to do about drugs,” they almost always focus on the potential harms of drugs and almost never on the harms of our drug policies themselves. But earlier today an esteemed group of researchers issued a comprehensive report on public health and international drug ...

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Canada’s newly elected Liberals may legalize marijuana. That could impact US drug policy.

Source : http://www.vox.com/2015/10/20/9573497/canada-marijuana-legalization-justin-trudeau With the Liberal Party’s electoral victory in Canada, the US’s northern neighbors could soon undertake an enormous change in drug policy: marijuana legalization. The policy was a big part of the Liberals’ campaign: « We will legalize, regulate, and restrict access to marijuana. Canada’s current system of marijuana prohibition ...

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Harm Reduction Decade

Source : http://www.ihra.net/harm-reduction-decade HIV-related deaths and new HIV infections among people who inject drugs could be almost entirely eliminated by 2030 with just a tiny shift in global drug control spending. This is one finding of our report The Case for a Harm Reduction Decade. The study uses data we have ...

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Ghana moves to decriminalize marijuana use

Source : http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/Ghana-moves-to-decriminalize-marijuana-use-420636?channel=A2 Ghana is gradually moving towards decriminalizing the use of marijuana. A process has begun towards crafting legislation to decriminalize the use of marijuana and other narcotics. This will ensure that attitudes to drug addicts move away from shaming them to helping them. A new report by the International ...

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