Stories about substitution therapy
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 treat injection drug users.
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.
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.
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 Receivers.
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.