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UNGASS 2016 - as it happened

The biggest global conversation on drug policy in the last 15 years was run by the United Nations in New York City 19-20 April 2016....

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2017 Symposium Agenda

Details of what will be covered at the 2017 Parliamentary Drug Policy Symposium. Provisional agenda, update 18 April 2017....

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Guest editorial: Alcohol, poverty and development

Øystein Bakke writes about alcohol as the two-edged sword of the developing world. Its problems are a burden to families and communities str......

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Guest editorial: Hello Friday Afternoon?

Finding ways to address problem drinking one day after another takes a lot of creativity and ingenuity. Hello Sunday Morning founder Chris R......

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Opinion: Drugs and Development: The Real Threat

Ann Fordham argues that the UN may be its own worst enemy in addressing global drug and crime links....

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Guest editorial: Towards global drug policy pathways that work

Ahead of the UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on Drugs in 2016, the Global Commission on Drugs proposes a new drug control regim......

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International Overdose Awareness Day: Guest Blog

Every week a New Zealander dies of an overdose. Sadly, many of these deaths are entirely preventable, but the stigma surrounding injecting d......

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Guest editorial: Drug courts - there is a better way

Gerald Waters lost a dear friend to a repeat drunk driver and became bewildered at our justice system's failure to address substance use as ......

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Guest editorial: Alcohol advertising: what's the problem?

While advertising of alcohol keeps spreading and spreading, the industry denies this leads to more harms. The evidence says otherwise, and s......

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Guest editorial: Substance Addiction Bill briefing

Vanessa Caldwell, head of the addiction workforce development group Matua Raki, explains what is in the new compulsory treatment bill curren......

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Guest editorial: Equally Well

An initiative to address unequal access to physical health care received by people receiving mental health and addiction treatment is alread......

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Guest editorial: Some thoughts on human rights and the War on Drugs

Damon Barrett argues that there are systemic human rights violation in the War on Drugs...

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Guest editorial: Treatment as prevention? How about prevention as prevention?!

The priority for stopping the spread of hepatitis C should be on early prevention, argues Charles Henderson, National Manager of NZ's Needl......

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The Retreat

On a leafy Ōtāhuhu street just off Auckland’s Southern Motorway is a new recovery centre called The Retreat. Utilising a ground-breaking res......

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Guest editorial: Sorry … but we just can’t wait around

Rethinking the mental health and addictions system and describing what success would look like is not a job for the faint hearted....

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Guest editorial: Complexities and challenges - NZ's Drug Harm Index 2016

Drug harm indexes are complicated methodological tools used to analyse and measure harms resulting from the complicated and complex practice......

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Guest editorial: Compulsory treatment Dutch style

Treatment boss Robert Steenhuisen takes a firsthand look at a compulsory treatment facility in the Netherlands and makes some comparisions w......

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1-day symposium: Cannabis Conundrums and Other Drug Policy Challenge

A one day course exploring what it means to put in place a public health approach to drugs, and how do we get there. Wellington, 26 February......

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Viewpoints: Is the jury still out on e-cigarettes?

Short of a pill that will magically take addiction away, are e-cigarettes the best smoking cessation device since the humble patch?...

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A small triumph

Getting your fix of thought-provoking ideas about addiction recovery and drug policy is hard in a media that saturates us with stigma-laden ......

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Voting for change was the easy part

As state regulation of cannabis moves forward in several US states, it’s too early to say how the legalisative experiments will turn out. Pr......

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Little by little

Sex addicts are comic gold, coffee addicts are the epitome of urban cool, but drug addicts? Media coverage always needs two sides, so when t......

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Sport under the influence

Alcohol industry sponsorship has been a goldmine for sport in New Zealand, so much so that many clubs say they couldn't survive without it. ......

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War and Drugs

Today, more than ever, armies around the world are dealing with serious substance abuse problems and the mental health issues that result. N......

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The UNGASS 2016 primer

The next UNGASS on drugs has been brought forward from 2019 to 2016. That's still a year away, but at a UN level, this amounts to blisterin......

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Hopes dashed and raised in NYC

After a big build up, the UN's global drug talks took place in April, with mixed results. Russell Brown was there....

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A Kiwi in the land of legal cannabis

The Drug Foundation's Stephen Blyth visits US states where it's legal to possess, use and sell cannabis...

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International Indigenous Drug Policy Network Launched

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Regulation: The Responsible Control of Drugs - public talk

Learn about recommendations from the Global Commission on Drug Policy in it's new report "Regulation: the responsible control opf drugs"...

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Drug Foundation welcomes decision to scrap mega-prison

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The UNGASS 2016 primer

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