Category Archives: Women

Sister Morphine, Mother Methadone

Guest blog: Thank you to our guest blogger this month, who has given us, incredibly in just under 600 words, an engaging, intimate yet candid reveal of over 38 years of a life entwined with heroin. A small yet perfectly formed … Continue reading

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My Treatment, Their Treatment, My Hell

Mental health services in the UK are struggling under the weight of budget cuts, age old discrimination and a government interested in shrinking the state. How are we going to support the vulnerable? Continue reading

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Australia’s Favourite Mag for Users’ Leads the Way in Digital E-zines; AND the History of Aussie Drug User Activism goes on Record

The new specially digitized edition of the famous drug user magazine ‘User’s News’  is finally ready for the world to read and love all over again, just like the first time when the hard copy of User’s News hit Sydney’s … Continue reading

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New Jersey continues the USA trend of hyper-regulation and persecution of pregnant women who use/d drugs

An almost unbelievable trend towards the criminalisation, persecution, over-regulation and management  of pregnant women who use drugs, is taking place across the US. Tomorrow marks a particularly disturbing day as we watch court proceedings in the state of New Jersey … Continue reading

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New Publication for Women Injectors

WOMENwhoInject_HIV_specficNeedsPOLICY_BRIEF2014 Here is a link to an excellent newly released briefing jointly published by INPUD, UNODC’s HIV team, and UN Women looking at the particular challenges facing women who use drugs, and making concrete recommendations for service providers on the … Continue reading

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