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Prayer and religious activity is a part of drug treatment in most Hong Kong centres

12 of the 15 NGOs running in-patient drug rehabilitation centres require religious activity as part of “treatment” (Source: Pixabay)

The dominance of Christian-based drug rehabilitation services in Hong Kong has created significant barriers for those seeking treatment. State-run in-patient drug...
Canada introduced many harm reduction strategies in the past year

Canada introduced many harm reduction strategies in the past year (Source: Wikimedia)

Authorities in the city of Ottawa plan to install machines that dispense equipment for safer drug use, as harm reduction strategies become growingly popular across...

Estimated rates of drug use are higher than expected in North Korea (DPRK).

Drug use is even more pervasive in North Korea than previously thought, according to new information presented by a South Korean research centre. At a seminar in Seoul...
The Russian government has rolled out naloxone provision in Moscow

The Russian government has rolled out naloxone provision in Moscow (Source: Wikimedia).

Drug treatment centres in Moscow have reportedly begun distributing the overdose reversal drug naloxone to people who use heroin and other opiates. Russia’s chief...
The Ukrainian government has vowed to fully fund opioid substitution therapy

The Ukrainian government has vowed to fully fund opioid substitution therapy (Source: Wikimedia).

The government of Ukraine will fully fund an opioid substitution therapy (OST) programme for people with high-risk drug use. Beginning in 2017, the state budget will...
Opium being manufactured in Calcutta, India

Opium being manufactured in Calcutta, India in 1899. (Source: Wikimedia)

An MP in India, Dharamvira Gandhi, has put forward a bill to legalise cannabis and opium. While movements to decriminalise or regulate cannabis are gaining momentum...

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