Resilience and Drug Policy – Why not accept the natural process of change?

December 10, 2010

I  have been away from the day to day of working at the City of Vancouver for about a year now and have enjoyed the opportunity to immerse myself in new and exciting things like hanging out in Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Prince Edward Island (ah the taste of Lobster fresh from the sea!) and spending […]

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The Beginning of the End of the “War on Drugs”?

July 13, 2010

The 18th International AIDS Conference in Vienna, July 18 – 23 marks an important moment in the history of drug policy that might just be the beginning of the end of the “War on Drugs”. The policy document that will be the centre piece of the conference is the Vienna Declaration which calls on governments […]

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Demon Drugs, Globalization and Belonging

July 2, 2010

There is good reason to sign the Vienna Declaration which was the subject of my last post, especially if you consider Professor Bruce Alexander’s analysis of the nature of addiction and his compelling examination of why we have it tragically wrong in our current war on drugs approach to drug addiction. Below is Professor Emeritus […]

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Please Sign the Vienna Declaration

June 28, 2010

A major focus of the International AIDS Conference in Vienna this July 18 – 23 is the prevention of HIV as a result of injection drug use within the context of criminalization of drugs. The enforcement of global drug prohibition policies has been shown to make it difficult for people who inject drugs to access […]

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