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Call for WHO & UNODC to revise guidelines on International Standards for the Treatment of Drug Use Disorders

The European AIDS Treatment Group together with 188 organisations has co-signed an open letter initiative by the International Network of People who use Drugs addressed to the WHO and UNODC calling for the revision of guidelines on International Standards for the Treatment of Drug Use Disorders.

‘The guidelines in their current form are not aligned with current UN guidance on harm reduction, nor grounded in evidence. We are concerned that the treatment guidelines in their current state will promote stigma and discrimination against people who use drugs. We call on the WHO and the UNODC to postpone the release or future dissemination of the document until these shortcomings are appropriately addressed.’

You can read and download the open letter here.

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