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Drug Policy Futures
Description: Drug Policy Futures (DPF) is a global NGO network open to all interested organizations that promote public health, safety and the well-being for all, including those addicted to drugs and their families. DPF advocates for evidence-based strategies to promote public health, safety and the well-being of society, including people addicted to drugs and their families. Such strategies are most effective if they combine the whole continuum of interventions and a comprehensive and balanced manner; prevention, early intervention, treatment and rehabilitation, social reintegration and also harm-reduction services when needed. DPF’s vision is a world where drug use does not infringe on the personal freedom of people who use drugs or people around the users, where all can live up to their full potential, and where the quality of family and community life is not reduced by intoxicating and addictive substances.
Address: c/o FORUT P.O. Box 300 2803 Gjøvik Norway
Services provided:
Human rights
Services required:
Areas of interest:
DPF approach to reducing drug-related harm
• Drug use and related harm is a major obstacle to sustainable development in all its dimensions; • Comprehensive, evidence-based drug policy measures are critical to help achieve multiple SDGs in general and public health in particular; • Reducing drug use prevalence and keeping it low is the best prevention; • The most effective strategy to yield results on a highest possible level is to use a comprehensive and balanced mix of prevention, early intervention, treatment, rehabilitation, health care and social reintegration. Investing in this comprehensive approach is economically smart, scientifically sound and ethically right; • Human rights based, gender-sensitive, community-rooted comprehensive care packages for all people and groups affected by drugs are imperative to the goal of leaving no one behind; • In order to provide conditions and environment where people can live in dignity, the root causes leading to drug use need to be addressed
posted by Drug Policy Futures on 2020-10-06 08:46:00
Drug Policy Futures has published the report "People's Voice - The Roar of the Silent Majority". The report looks back and points at the achievements and the failures of global drug policies since 2009 and concludes that not all is bad, but it's not all good either.

Furthermore, the report analyses the international drug policy discourse and concludes that flawed discourse has stifled progress in the last decade. Beyond false dichotomies, there is a third way into the future for drug policy.

Towards the end "People's Voice" recommends 13 areas of action that governments should prioritize in order to reduce drug-related harm.

posted by Drug Policy Futures on 2020-09-24 10:07:07
Drug Policy Futures