This report finds that global harm reduction response has effectively stalled. Overdose, HIV and Hepatitis C crises continue, among a myriad of other health and social problems related to drug use and drug policy.
Services to reduce drug-related harms are failing to keep up with growing need, despite pledges to combat AIDS among people who inject drugs.
The Global State of Harm Reduction 2014 continues to map the response to drug-related HIV, viral hepatitis and tuberculosis.
It also integrates updated information on harm reduction services into each regional chapter, including on needle and syringe programmes (NSPs) and opioid substitution therapy...