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Lindesmith and Bejerot – could they meet today?


The antagonists in the drug policy field, Alfred Lindesmith and Nils Bejerot, made completely different conclusions in the past. Could they have agreed today? Robert L. DuPont, MD, director of the Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc. and the first director of National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIDA, USA, presents an analysis.

”Down-side of drugs is brutal”


”Although advances have been made in prevention and treatment, drug abuse is still a death machine”, said Ms Ann-Sofie Hermansson, Chair of the Gothenburg City executive board at inauguration of The World Forum Aganist Drugs.

The aim of WFAD is to work for a drug-free world


Drug policies are too important to be left to drug experts and to governments alone. It is a society-wide responsibility that requires society-wide engagement. said Mr Sven-Olov Carlsson, international president, World Federation Against Drugs at the opening of conferens in Gothenburg.

Open letter to the Mayor of Stockholm


Don´t weaken our voice for Drug prevention. We strongly encourage the city of Stockholm to remain in European Cities Against Drugs. 20 International Drug prevention leaders writes an Open letter to the Mayor of Stockholm Karin Wanngård and two deputy mayors.

”Legalizing marijuana is a deal with the devil”


Marijuana legalization has led to more use and addiction in US while illegal market continues to thrive. More supply means more use. Drug legalization enhances drug supply and reduces social disapproval of drugs, writes professor Robert L. DuPont, former US drug czar.

Prevent. Don´t Promote – Summing up UNGASS


”United Nations Affirms Support for International Drug Control Conventions. A historic global meeting emphasizes commitment to preventing and reducing drug use around the world”. Statement from the campaign Prevent. Don’t Promote and Smart Approaches to Marijuana.

Voices from African Youth – protect the future

”Primary prevention remains and will remain the only sure way of dealing with drugs”. At a side event at CND – preparing for UNGASS – about NGOs working to protect children, Brother Paul Mburu from Soberlife Mentorship Society, an organization working in the slums of Nairobi, told his own story.

”Drug policies should prevent initiation of drug use”


The goal in helping a loved one with a substance use problem is not to reduce their use. It is to stop drug use, said mr Sven-Olov Carlsson, international president WFAD, in his opening speech at 5th World Forum Against Drugs 12-13 March in Vienna.

”Address the needs of female drug users”

In her speech at UN in New York meeting of the preparatory process for UNGASS, Ms Asia Ashraf, psychologist and director on rehabilitation centre in Pakistan, addressed the needs of female drug users.

”The key to success is to prevent the problem”


”The key to success is to prevent the problem, the success of treatment is rather limited although treatment must be a part of a balanced policy”. Mr Sven.Olov Carlsson, international president WFAD, spoke at the Opening session of World Forum Against Drugs in Stockholm.