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Side event: New Paradigm of Addiction Recovery – A Model of hope for overcoming the challenges in drug treatment recovery

Wadih Maalouf, Drug Prevention and Health (UNODC): Working in prevention of drug use is prevention standards.  Main paradigm for policy makers is to focus on individual and not the drug as the problem.  Focus on individual means there is a science that can help him/her, no need to improvise, every single program has to help that …

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Side Event: Inequities Laid Bare: Responding to Challenges of COVID-19 and Beyond

Organized by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction with the support of Canada, and the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, the Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation, the Community Addictions Peer Support Association (CAPSA), the HIV Legal Network and the Thunderbird Partnership Foundation How has the COVID-19 pandemic worsened existing inequities and negatively affected priority …

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Side Event: Insights into Treatment and Care for People with Drug Use Disorders in Contact with the Criminal Justice System – Alternatives to Conviction or Punishment

Side event organized by the UNODC Justice Section, with the support of Norway and Vietnam, and the African Union, the UNODC Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section, the World Health Organization, and the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs (VNGOC) – and organised back-to-back with another UNODC side event entitled “No-one Left Behind: UNODC-WHO Programme on Drug Dependence …

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Side Event: Human Rights in Action: Implementing the International Guidelines on Human Rights and Drug Policy

Organized by the Office of the High-Commissioner for Human Rights with the support of Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Malta, Mexico, Portugal, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Uruguay, and the Council of Europe, the European Union, the International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy, the United Nations Development Programme and the World Health Organization …

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