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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
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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 2021-04-13 20:26:52
We have the pleasure of sharing with NGOs and governments a report that was launched on the 13th of April; titled “Zooming in on UNGASS”. The report is produced by Drug Policy Futures; a global network of civil society organisations.

As the title indicates, the report takes a closer look at what has happened in the form of national follow-up of the UNGASS Outcome Document in 15 selected countries. You will see a batch of recommendations at the beginning of the report. The overall message is that all countries can improve their national drug policies by using more of the “UNGASS menu” and that national implementation should be speeded up in the years up to 2029. The report recommends how this can be done. Please feel free to share the report with colleagues and in your networks.

posted by Drug Policy Futures on 2021-04-09 14:27:25
Drug Policy Futures proudly launches its first report on the UN Member States' implementation of the outcome from UNGASS in 2016. Register for the event:

posted by Drug Policy Futures on 2021-04-01 18:41:00
CND side-event: Zooming in on UNGASS implementation
from 2021-04-13 10:00:00 to 2021-04-13 10:50:00
Drug Policy Futures and national affiliates from around the globe has embarked on a ten-year monitoring programme where we will follow the implementation of the UNGASS Outcome Document in a number of selected countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas.

In the periode up to 2029 the aim is to produce three or four status reports where we document what is happening at the national level and where UNGASS implementation is lagging behind.

The side-event will present key results from our first monitoring report and focus on these issues, among others: National drug strategies, reducing drug use prevalence, prevention strategies, mobilization of local communities and of parents groups, role of self-help methods, special needs of women. What has happened in these areas since UNGASS in 2016?

At the side-event, conclusions from the report will be presented briefly by representatives of the host organisations and then commented by national representatives.

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