TalkingDrugs is one of the few online global platforms dedicated to reporting on the world of drugs. Here you can find drug policy analysis, harm reduction guides, stories from organisations or individuals across the world challenging the drug war and supporting people who use drugs.
We deliver geographically diverse coverage of these important issues, with a level of topic expertise and intersectionality often lacking in the mainstream media. We are not focused on breaking news for the first time, but taking the time to understand the impact of developments, and how they will be felt by those within our community.
We expand our global coverage by translating articles into many languages and working with people in directly impacted regions, to decolonise our understanding of drugs and the drug war solely from Global North perspectives.
TalkingDrugs gives people the opportunity to become engaged in the debate, and encourages those who wish to contribute to get in touch with us about either volunteering or submitting a piece of work for publication.
In particular, we are keen for people to tell their stories of how drugs and/or policies have affected their lives or their communities. TalkingDrugs is an anti-racist, sex worker allied, trans-inclusive, abolitionist platform that is grounded in a respect for people who use drugs and for those who are most egregiously impacted by punitive drug laws.
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