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Turkish police officers were involved in a series of drug raids

A series of raids, involving 2,500 police officers, took place across the Turkish capital on Monday (Source: Wikimedia)

Numerous drug raids have taken place across Turkey this month, including a large-scale anti-trafficking operation in Ankara, as authorities warn that the drug trade is...
Tanzania's security forces

Tanzania's security forces have been urged by authorities to crackdown on drugs (Source: Wikimedia).

Tanzanian authorities claim to be intensifying their crack down on the illegal drug trade, but critics - including some in the government - say that the approach is...
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...

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