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Civil Society Monitoring of Harm Reduction in Europe, 2021. Data Report.

Rigoni, R,; Tammi, T.; van der Gouwe, D.; Moura,J.; Prins-Schiffer, K (2022). 

Amsterdam, Correlation – European Harm Reduction Network.


USA. Opioids: 4 ways to reduce harm, overdose and death 

Experts share tips for individuals, clinicians and community members to improve how to address substance use disorders and save lives. (University of Michigan, USA. 07.06.2022)


The hepatitis C epidemic in Canada: An overview of recent trends in surveillance, injection drug use, harm reduction and treatment. 

Lourenço L, Kelly M, Tarasuk J, Stairs K, Bryson M, Popovic N, Aho J. 

Can Commun Dis Rep. 2021 Dec 9;47(12):561-570. doi: 10.14745/ccdr.v47i12a01. PMID: 35692566; PMCID: PMC9126177.


Irland. HSE launches festival drug harm reduction campaign 2022

The HSE is, today (Wednesday 25th May 2022), launching a new drug harm-reduction campaign aimed at people attending Irish music festivals. This new campaign offers practical harm-reduction information, as well as advice on how to reduce the risks associated with drug use. (HSE, Irland, 25.05.2022)


Irland. 'Medics are your mates': HSE launches harm-reduction campaign for drug users at music festivals

The campaign also urges festival-goers to ‘leave the mixing to the DJs’. (The Journal, Irland, 25.05.2022)



Lela Serebryakova, Catherine Cook and Charlotte Davies
Harm Reduction International, 2021


Harm reduction readiness for illicit IV drug use among safety-net primary care practices in the San Fernando Valley. 

Kalinoski T, DeWitt C, Belani H. 

Arch Public Health. 2022 Apr 6;80(1):110. doi: 10.1186/s13690-022-00855-w. PMID: 35387678; PMCID: PMC8985360.



Opportunities for Governments to act in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia

(Correlation – European Harm Reduction Network, 2022)


Niederlande. Harm reduction services in the Netherlands: recent developments and future challenges

Daan van der Gouwe, Lisa Strada, Bob Diender, Nadine van Gelder, Anouk de Gee 

Trimbos Institute, Utrecht, March 2022


Police officers' attitudes and practices toward harm reduction services in Sweden - a qualitative study. 

Nordgren J, Richert T, Stallwitz A. 

Int J Drug Policy. 2022 Apr 8;104:103672. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2022.103672. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35405454.


Harm Reduction International 2021 Annual Report

At the intersection of drug policy, public health and human rights. (HRI, April 2022)


A qualitative investigation exploring why dance festivals are risky environments for drug use and potential adverse outcomes. 

Palamar JJ, Sönmez İ. 

Harm Reduct J. 2022 Feb 5;19(1):12. doi: 10.1186/s12954-022-00598-5. PMID: 35120530; PMCID: PMC8817488.


Mothers Who Use Drugs: Closing the Gaps in Harm Reduction Response Amidst the Dual Epidemics of Overdose and Violence in a Canadian Urban Setting

Jade Boyd, Lisa Maher, Tamar Austin, Jennifer Lavalley, Thomas Kerr, and Ryan McNeil, 2022

American Journal of Public Health 112, S191_S198, doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2022.306776


Harm Reduction: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) (Video)

John Oliver discusses why overdoses in the U.S. have been on the rise and what we should, and shouldn’t, be doing to prevent them. (Last Week Tonight, März 2022, Video, 17:51)


Meeting people where they are: implementing hospital-based substance use harm reduction. 

Perera R, Stephan L, Appa A, Giuliano R, Hoffman R, Lum P, Martin M. 

Harm Reduct J. 2022 Feb 9;19(1):14. doi: 10.1186/s12954-022-00594-9. PMID: 35139877; PMCID: PMC8826677.


Investigating opioid preference to inform safe supply services: A cross sectional study. 

Ferguson M, Parmar A, Papamihali K, Weng A, Lock K, Buxton JA. 

Int J Drug Policy. 2022 Jan 7;101:103574. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2021.103574. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35007878.


The impact of an easy access drug supply management policy law on the consumption and abuse of opioids in Catalonia: A population-based study. 

Carrilero N, Mora T, García-Altés A. 

Int J Drug Policy. 2021 Dec 21;101:103562. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2021.103562. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34952278.


Barriers to support for people experiencing problem substance use and homelessness: Reading list

(ISSUP – International Society of Substance Use Professionals, 27.02.2022)


USA. San Francisco Hospital Program Offers Harm Reduction to Patients

In some hospitals in the United States, doctors will send people home with prescriptions for opioid use disorder medications like methadone and buprenorphine after they are discharged. But there is a severe general lack of harm reduction services in health care settings. A team of researchers and harm reduction advocates have been piloting a project at the San Francisco General Hospital in an attempt to address this. (Filter, USA, 24.02.2022)


Online Course. Drug Use and Harm Reduction

Unpack the harm reduction approach, its connection to public health and human rights, and how it works at addressing drug use. (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Médecins du Monde and the International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD), 13.01.2022)


USA. Vital Strategies (Harm Reduction Themenseite)

Vital Strategies, NY/USA, 2022


Harm Reduction. Constellations Video Content 

Over nine days in November 2021 we celebrated the harm reduction movement across the themes of science, justice and pleasure. Constellations Online Festival of Drugs and Harm Reduction offered a new way to connect on the big issues with the big thinkers around the world, with 1000 participants from more than 73 countries.

After 31 years convening the international harm reduction sector via the Harm Reduction International conferences, Constellations was Harm Reduction International’s first large scale online event. We feel energised by the connections and excited about finding a new way to share and interact.

The Constellations team is now thrilled to release this incredible content – panels, stories, poetry, conversations and more – to a wider audience. Over the coming months, we will release these fantastic sessions so that they will be accessible to all.

You can find the newly-added videos each week. (Harm Reduction International, UK, 08.02.2022)


Feedback zum Leitbild für akzeptierende Drogenarbeit 2021

Das Leitbild für akzeptierende Drogenarbeit wurde 2020/2021 von einer Arbeitsgruppe mit Vertreter*innen der Deutschen Aidshilfe, Akzept e.V. und JES erarbeitet. 

Ziel war die Erarbeitung eines modernen, gegenüber den Leitlinien von 1999/2000 deutlich verdichteten Leitbilds, das prägnant akzeptierende Drogenarbeit definiert und die wichtigsten Handlungsorientierungen darstellt.

Mit ihrem Feedback helfen sie, die Leitlinien akzeptierender Drogenarbeit weiterzuentwickeln und Ideen dafür zu sammeln, wie diese wirksam für die gesamte Drogenarbeit werden können. 


Assessing the feasibility, acceptability and accessibility of a peer-delivered intervention to reduce harm and improve the well-being of people who experience homelessness with problem substance use: the SHARPS study. 

Parkes, T., Matheson, C., Carver, H. et al.

Harm Reduct J 19, 10 (2022). doi.org/10.1186/s12954-021-00582-5


Opioid Use Stigma: An Examination of Student Attitudes on Harm Reduction Strategies. 

Reynolds G, Lindsay BL, Knaak S, Szeto ACH. 

Int J Ment Health Addict. 2022 Jan 20:1-17. doi: 10.1007/s11469-022-00756-7. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35079240; PMCID: PMC8773394.


The role of recovery housing during outpatient substance use treatment

Mericle, Amy A. et al.

Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Volume 133, 108638 


The impact of Taiwan’s implementation of a nationwide harm reduction program in 2006 on the use of various illicit drugs: trend analysis of first-time offenders from 2001 to 2017. 

Chen, W.J., Chen, CY., Wu, SC. et al.

Harm Reduct J 18, 117 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12954-021-00566-5


Kanada. How Diverting Opioids Can Be Harm Reduction

What cops and regulators consider to be the boogeyman of the Canadian overdose crisis is in fact a tactic that criminalized drug consumers and their advocates believe is a means of survival in the face of an ever-more potent, volatile illicit drug supply. (Filter, USA, 22.11.2021)


Harm Reduction Unmuted

More than 400 professionals and community activists gathered in Prague to attend the 5th European Harm Reduction Conference. Watch and share Drugreporter’s video report! (Drugreporter, Ungarn, 12.11.2021)


We Are With You launches ‘Never Use Alone’ phone line

A new, free phone line, ‘Never Use Alone’ has been launched by We Are With You with £100,000 funding from the Scottish Government. The service is available in Glasgow and North and South Ayrshire from 16 November, and will then be rolled out across Scotland. (DDN – Drink and Drugs News, UK, 16.11.2021)