• 09 April 2024


    Category : Inf first person


    Harm reduction in drug policies


    Risk and harm reduction is a key strategy in dealing with the problems associated with drug use. In Spain, this strategy began during the heroin pandemic that hit the country in the 1980s.

    On the occasion of World Health Day (April 7), the Government Delegate for the National Plan on Drugs, Joan Ramón Villalbí, reflects on the challenges presented by other substances such as methamphetamine or crack and whether we can apply the heroin experience to these.

    “We need to explore options for stimulant psychoactive substances such as methamphetamine or crack which, although now little consumed in Spain at the moment, have great destructive potential” – Joan R. Villalbí (DGPNSD)

    A challenge also for international cooperation, which promotes the exchange of knowledge, experiences and good practices to improve people’s lives.

    You can read the full blog here, on the website of the European program COPOLAD co-led by FIIAPP.

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