Drugs continue to devastate many lives and the people who use them are caught in a tug-of-war between morality and research. Do the country’s prominent political parties offer policies based on evidence, ideology or simply a lack of understanding?
Amsterdam’s tolerance of sex work and recreational drugs has translated into better health outcomes for its citizens. Can its approach be adopted by other countries where HIV thrives in the shadows?
The Step Up Project runs needle exchange programmes with injecting drug users in Cape Town, Durban and Tshwane.
The prohibition of illegal drugs has failed to stop drug use, instead fanning a massive and violent black market. This week, the UN meets to discuss whether its ‘war on drugs’ approach needs to change