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Stories about harm reduction

Ukrainian City Bans Harm Reduction Programs In Municipal Hospitals

The City Council of Sevastopol, Ukraine, has voted to ban medical facilities that belong to the municipality from providing replacement therapy, which requires the use of methadone or buprinorphine to...

Proper Medication: A Step Towards A Normal Life

Pavel Kutsev, leader of the Ukrainian organization Drop-In Center, calls for the introduction of a new medication for substitution therapy programs, since the drug currently being used doesn't help patients...

Drop-In Center: Do Not Repeat My Mistakes

Pavel Kutsev, co-founder of a Ukrainian foundation for injection drug users called Drop-In Center, posts a touching story about his discussion with 20 teenagers about the harmful consequences of drugs.

First Steps to a National Association of Substitution Therapy Receivers

At the end of January twelve activists representing the drug users’ community met in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, to set up a brand new organization - the National Association of Substitution Therapy...

Ukraine: The Best Drug for Harm Reduction Programs?

Ukrainian blogger depo3p, who leads the nonprofit organization Drop-in Center, debates whether the Ukraine is using the most effective medication for substitution therapy programs for opiate drug users.