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Stories about Drop-In Center

Russia: Harm Reduction Web-site Blocked by the Government

At the beginning of February Russian Government blocked a web-site of the Moscow nonprofit organization Andrey Rylkov Foundation on the request of the Federal Drug Control Service (FDCS). This was...

Ukraine: A Sad Story from The Life of the Substitution Therapy Patient

Recently two Ukrainian bloggers focused on harm reduction issues posted a story of a patient of the opiate replacement therapy from the town of Shostka. The patient appeared to be...

Ukraine: Harm Reduction Activists Report Small Accomplishments

The work of the activists of the Association of Substitution Therapy Treatment of Ukraine is focused on making live of the patients of opiate replacement therapy more comfortable, helping them...

Ukraine: Finding Comfort and Advice in a Forum

A discussion board of the web-site Motilek.com.ua run by Ukrainian non-profit organization and RV grantee Drop-in Center unites people living with drug addiction where they can share advice about issues...

Ukraine: A Healthy Debate in the Comments Section

A popular Ukrainian internet website published an article that was critical of opioid replacement therapy programs. The online discussion that took place in the comments section shows that there is...

Ukraine: ASTAU Adds Blogging Workshop for Members

The Association of Substitution Treatment Advocates of Ukraine (ASTAU) started to offer blogging workshops to its member in 2011. In an email interview, Olga Beliayeva, the head of the Association,...

Ukraine: Bloggers React to the Detention of Activist

Bloggers from the Ukrainian harm reduction community was very disturbed with the detention of Russian activist Irina Teplinskaya, who was accused of of drug smuggling after returning from treatment in...

Ukraine: The Pluses and Minuses of Harm Reduction

How does substitution therapy change the life of the people living with the drug addiction? Bloggers of the Association of Substitution Treatment Advocates of Ukraine use their blogs to share...

Ukraine: Substitution Therapy Programs at Home and Abroad

Blogger Pavel Kutsev of the project Drop-In Center compares how substitution therapy is perceived in other countries in comparison to his country of Ukraine. Cartoonists also published drawings about the...

Ukraine: Advice for Friends and Families of Addicts

The Rising Voices grantee the Drop-In Center has been providing an online newsletter for clients and their families, and the latest issue provides special words of advice for friends and...

Ukraine: Tackling the Issue of Hepatitis C

Igor Kuzmenko, an activist with the Association of Substitution Therapy Advocates in Ukraine, recently blogged about a workshop held in Estonia, where he learned about the issue of Hepatitis C...

Ukraine: Harm Reduction Activists Share their International Experience

Activists of the Association of Substitution Therapy Advocates of Ukraine use the web-site of the Association to share the stories about the international conferences they attended and to tell their...

Ukraine: Harm Reduction Association Defends the Rights of People Living with Drug Addiction

Ukrainian activist of harm reduction programs discuss on the web the issues which are vital for people living with a drug addiction. One of these issues is the necessity for...