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International Law Overview

International Law Overview

The UN Drug Conventions This fact sheet provides background on the UN Conventions & presents four options for reform movements: Opportunities for countries to work within the current legal framework Prospects for treaty revision Withdrawal from the international treaties Enacting a new treaty system based more closely on principles of science, public health & social […]

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How International Law Affects US Drug Laws

How International Law Affects US Drug Laws

Effect of International Law on US State and Federal Laws Though it may be difficult for most Americans to imagine the effect of inter- national drug law treaties on state law, one of the most striking character- istics of the international drug control system is its overriding concern with the domestic affairs of member countries, […]

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Demand Methadone in Russia

Demand Methadone in Russia

This fact sheet challenges the Russian Drug Czar’s position that methadone is not an effective form of drug treatment. It discusses the value of methadone and the need for improved drug policies and access to health care for people who use drugs in Russia. (2011) Read the fact sheet below and download the pdf.

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Single-Use Syringes

Single-Use Syringes

Fact Sheet This fact sheet addresses some of the common concerns related to “single-use” syringes, incorporating feedback from the harm reduction community as to why they should never be the only option available at syringe access programs. Read below and download the pdf. Open publication

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Cost-Effectiveness of Syringe Access Programs

Cost-Effectiveness of Syringe Access Programs

Fact Sheet This fact sheet explains ways in which syringe access programs are an essential strategy to prevent hepatitis C and HIV infection, and lower health care costs. Read the fact sheet below and download the pdf. Open publication

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Syringe Exchange Programs and Hepatitis B

Syringe Exchange Programs and Hepatitis B

Fact Sheet This fact sheet illustrates the positive impact syringe access programs have on hepatitis B prevention, testing and linkage to care. Read the fact sheet below and download the pdf. Open publication

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Syringe Exchange Programs and Hepatitis C

Syringe Exchange Programs and Hepatitis C

Fact Sheet This fact sheet illustrates the positive impact syringe access programs have on hepatitis C prevention, care and linkage to treatment. Read the fact sheet below and download the pdf. Open publication

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Syringe Exchange Programs: Reducing the Risks of Needlestick Injuries

Syringe Exchange Programs: Reducing the Risks of Needlestick Injuries

Fact Sheet This fact sheet outlines the ways in which syringe access programs contribute to reduced incidence of needlestick injuries. Read the fact sheet below and download the pdf. Open publication

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Syringe Exchange Programs and HIV Prevention in New York City

Syringe Exchange Programs and HIV Prevention in New York City

Fact Sheet This fact sheet outlines the positive impact that syringe access programs have had on HIV prevention in New York City. Read the fact sheet below and download the pdf. Open publication

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Syringe Exchange Programs Do Not Increase Crime Rates

Syringe Exchange Programs Do Not Increase Crime Rates

Fact Sheet This fact sheet outlines community benefits of syringe access programs and challenges the common misconception that they promote crime and increased drug use. Read below and download the pdf. Open publication

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