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July 21, 2020

On International Drug Users’ Remembrance Day, we take time to remember the family, friends, peers, and loved ones whose lives have been unjustly and tragically cut short. The criminalisation and stigmatisation of people who use drugs continue to desensitise our society to the callous injustice carried out in the name of the so-called War on Drugs. In a world where the deaths of people who use drugs are treated more like statistics than... Read More

The need to change our language in relation to people who use drugs has become an increasing topic of discussion, but there is still a long way to go. People who use drugs are highly diverse and their relationship with drug use takes many different forms. Current prohibitionist approaches to drug use and ‘war on drugs’ rhetoric does little to encourage language that acknowledges this diversity. Instead, it promotes and maintains negative... Read More

July 9, 2020

In this new commentary written for the International Journal of Drug Policy, INPUD Executive Director Judy Chang and Secretariat members Jake Agliata and Mauro Guarinieri explain why the COVID-19 pandemic presents a unique opportunity to confront the mistakes of the past and build a new reality where the rights, health and dignity of people who use drugs are... Read More