Stories about substitution therapy

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Proper Medication: A Step Towards A Normal Life

  9 March 2009

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 return to a normal life. The letter has been signed by Kutsev's counterparts.

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Drop-In Center: Do Not Repeat My Mistakes

  25 February 2009

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.

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To Stay Alive and Help People

  12 January 2009

Pavel Kutsev, co-founder of the Ukrainian non-profit, Drop-In Center, describes his incredible personal story which led to the creation of the center for injection drug users in Kiev and his impassioned life goal. Maryna Reshetnyak translates from Russian.