01.06.2009   Alter: 9 yrs
Kategorie: Internationales - War on Drugs, dgs-info, Ausgabe 25

UN summit perpetuates the fatal myth of a drug-free world

The refusal to include the words “harm reduction” seems motivated by ideology rather than science, despite clear evidence showing that needle exchange and substitution treatment keep drug users alive and free of deadly infections.
Those who support harm reduction accept that drugs have always been a part of human history and aim to decrease the damage caused by their production and use. A vocal few disagree with this approach, labeling it, in the Vatican’s words, “anti-life.” (Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch, OSI, Taipeh Post, 20.03.2009)