News, views and opinions of the harm reduction community
2014 Peer Delivered Syringe Exchange Conference, New York
Reflections on the 3rd Annual Peer Delivered Syringe Exchange Conference from Liam, Brian, Davian and Karen and visioning ahead to the National Harm Reduction Conference in Baltimore http://harmreduction.org/conference/
Shaping the Future: Baltimore Student Harm Reduction Coalition
The Baltimore Student Harm Reduction Coalition (BSHRC) http://baltimoreharmreduction.org/ is helping to shape the direction of harm reduction and drug policy in Baltimore. This week’s podcast is an interview with Jen Kirschner of BSHRC. Jen mentions the pending Good Samaritan law in the interview. Good Sam (House Bill 416). It passed unanimously and now moves to Governor O'Malley's desk for signature into law.
United Nations panel discussion on “Women, drug policy and incarceration in the Americas”
Audio from a side-event at United Nations headquarters in New York on “Women, drug policy and incarceration in the Americas”. The panel discussion was organized by the Permanent Mission of Uruguay, in collaboration with the Inter-American Commission of Women, the Organization of American States, the International Drug Policy Consortium, the Harm Reduction Coalition and the
Washington Office on Latin America.
Discussion is a mix of English and Spanish.
Drug Decriminalization in Portugal
Portugal decriminalized possession of all drugs in 2001. This week’s podcast is a conversation with Nuno Capaz of the Dissuasion Commission of Lisbon. He talks about the history and the successes of the initiative.
Exploring Drug Courts: Judging Addicts
An interview with Rebecca Tiger, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Middlebury College, about drug courts. Rebecca’s book “Judging Addicts: Drug Courts and Coercion in the Justice System” was published last year. http://bit.ly/1fKkzKR We mention the podcast that appeared on This American Life a few years ago. Here’ a link to it. http://bit.ly/1aaPBYo
Wowee! Commission on Narcotics Drugs Preview
This year’s meeting of the Commission on Narcotics Drugs is an expanded version of proceedings featuring a two day High Level Segment. Heather Haase of International Drug Policy Consortium http://bit.ly/1lRWKmR and Allan Clear get down to discuss the fracturing consensus among nation states and the control of poppy seeds and related bagel misuse.