Recent Articles

Harm Reduction in Practice

In Canada, we have in operation a number of Harm Reduction services. Needle Exchange is usually one that springs to mind first. Despite the controversy which it has generated - and continues to generate - Needle Exchange, when run in a client-centred way, has proven its worth. That the HIV rate is still below 10% in injection drug users in Toronto, as far as we have been able to determine, can be credited to the Works Program of Public Health and the satellite needle exchanges in the City of Toronto, which made new needles available across the city.

Working at the Intersection of Social Justice and Public Health: Harm Reduction with People Who Use Drugs (a paper directed toward health care professionals)

Working at the Intersection of Social Justice and Public Health: Harm Reduction with People Who Use Drugs
(a paper directed toward health care professionals)
Walter Cavalieri, MSc, MSW, RSW

In November of 1999, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, with the support of Health Canada published a report, both in hard copy and on the Internet, "Injection Drug Use and HIV/AIDS, Ethical and Legal Issues". (available at http://www.aidslaw.ca)

Harm Reduction: Policy and Practice

Diane Riley
Canadian Foundation for Drug Policy
& International Harm Reduction Association
P.O. Box 84596, 2336 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6S 1T0 Canada
Tel: 416 604 1752 email: [email protected]

Pat O'Hare
International Harm Reduction Association/International Journal of Drug Policy
United Kingdom

The Nature and Origins of Harm Reduction

Those We Leave Behind: Drug Policy and the Poor

THOSE WE LEAVE BEHIND: DRUG POLICY AND THE POOR

Plenary presentation by CORINNE CAREY
at the 13th International Conference on the Reduction of Drug Related Harm,
in Ljubljana, Slovenia on 7 March 2002.

Corinne Carey is the Director of the Harm Reduction Law Project at the Urban Justice Center in New York.

The Brain's Own Marijuana

Marijuana is a drug with a mixed history.

Report on Safe Injection Facilities in Canada

New Report on Establishing Safe Injection Facilities in Canada: Legal and Ethical Issues

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network wishes to announce that our new report on "Establishing Safe Injection Facilities in Canada: Legal and Ethical Issues" and an updated version of our info sheets on HIV/AIDS and injection drug use (including a new info sheet on safe injection facilties) are now available on our website at: http://www.aidslaw.ca/Maincontent/issues/druglaws.htm.

The Secret of Worldwide Drug Prohibiltion

What percentage of countries in the world have drug prohibition? Is it 100 percent, 75 percent, 50 percent, or 25 percent? I recently asked many people I know to guess the answer to this question. Most people in the United States, especially avid readers and the politically aware, guess 25 or 50 percent. More suspicious individuals guess 75 percent. The correct answer is 100 percent, but almost no one guesses that figure. Most readers of this paragraph will not have heard that every country in the world has drug prohibition.

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