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The Crack Pipe Vending Machine

This article was authored by: Garth Mullins ; for VICE and has been copied fully from the VICE.com website. “Crack pipes: 25 Cents,” reads the sign on a shiny vending machine, painted in bright polka dots. Decades ago, this device sold sandwiches. Now, when you put in your quarter and ...

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Humanity on Skid Row

Source : INPUD’s International Diaries Although the battle to save lives and promote humane drug policies in Vancouver however is ongoing, there are certainly signs that the current interventions are working. Yet the aim must be to examine the strategies that are showing results  Statistics show the number of new HIV ...

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Three Cheers for our Junkie Peers!

Source : INPUD’s International Diaries So three cheers to the continuation of user ingenuity and peer outreach in Vancouver, they have done us all proud. I should say however, that the sheer scale of what drug users are up against in Vancouver seems to ensure our colleagues are constantly fighting hard ...

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A Vending Machine for Crack Pipes? Now that Rocks!

Source : http://inpud.wordpress.com/2014/02/24/a-crack-pipe-vending-machine-now-that-rocks/ Well, I’ll be damned, harm reduction is getting down with drug users -how  fabulous when we find a glowing example of a perfectly useful, innovative and user friendly invention that actually makes it out of its’ idea stage, only to leap frog over the community hysterics into production ...

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Can drug partnership gurus admit they have a problem?

Source : http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/health/can-drug-partnership-gurus-admit-they-have-a-problem.23479703 A year after it was elected, the first SNP administration put « recovery » at the heart of the nation’s drugs policy. An entire parliamentary term later and many practitioners are still wondering what, exactly, the word means. Is « recovery » getting off drugs, abstinence? Or does it signify something vaguer, ...

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