Derek's Story: Vancouver
August 18, 2011
Derek Thomas, an opiate user for over three years.
Today, he has successfully kicked the habit and lives in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside neighbourhood, doing peer counselling with users.
Christer's Story: Tajikistan
August 14, 2011
Christer Brannerud, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
With the help of Christer Brannerud, Project lead at UNODC, two tons of opium were seized in Tajikistan in 2009.
7,000 tons were produced in neighbouring Afghanistan.
In the news
August 12, 2011
Despite Insite victory, Canada’s drug strategy is deeply flawed
By ANDRÉ PICARD, The Globe and Mail, Oct. 3, 2011.
For supporters of Insite, Vancouver’s supervised injection site, and those who believe in evidence-based public-health measures more generally, Friday’s ruling from the Supreme Court of Canada was a huge legal victory.
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