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Drug addicts are not criminals

The recent announcement by the Government that it is decriminalising drug addiction is welcomed by civil society and doctors.


7 people share what got them out of homelessness

The easiest way to sum it up is, people. Not just any people – but those that don’t judge you, they hold you accountable with grace and love, and they never give up on you, no matter what.


Retired US firefighter’s mission is battling opioid addiction

Luis Garcia said the 3,000 overdose calls he responded to during his 28-year career inspired his retirement mission.


Human Writes: We have lost the war on drugs

The only winners in the 'war on drugs' have been the drug lords. We need to view drug addiction not as a crime, but for what it really is – a health issue.


Demi Lovato issues first statement following drug overdose

US singer and actress Demi Lovato has issued her first statement since being admitted to hospital for a suspected drug overdose. Lovato was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital on July 24 after suffering what was reported to be a heroin overdose.


'The war on drugs hasn't worked': Finding a better way to tackle the drugs problem

Recently appointed senior advisor for Drug Use and Community Responses for the international financing body Global Fund Palani Narayanan is trying to persuade governments that there are better ways to tackle the drug problem.