It is Mainlines mission to improve the health and rights of people who use drugs.

For 25 years, Mainline has been providing health education, offering training, a lifestyle magazine, and working with partner organizations abroad. All dedicated to the principle of harm reduction.

Latest News

Crystal meth: piloting Harm Reduction for shabu users in Indonesia

Crystal meth is a popular drug in Indonesia. Recent years have seen an increase in the number of people who use meth, locally known under the street name shabu. However, so far, harm reduction services don’t target meth users. Mainline…

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Mainline Baseline Studies: the what, why, how and where

Joost Breeksema, with his energetic smile, twinkly eyes and psychedelic fashion sense seems an unlikely candidate to be conducting desk research. However, with his years of “Mainlining” as a trainer, M&E Officer and other assorted roles, he is now venturing…

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We were @ AIDS2016 in Durban

Mainline’s international programme manager Machteld (Mac) Busz attended the International AIDS Conference 2016 that was held in July in Durban, South Africa. Check out these videos with some of the general highlights from the conference.

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Lifestyle magazine for users

Three times a year, Mainline publishes the eponymous magazine, which is distributed to drug users, care facilities, and penitentiaries. The magazine provides updated information on developments in the drug scene. The magazine is also published once a year in English.

In this new edition of the English Mainline, we celebrate our 25th birthday! Read our anniversary edition online for free!

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Indonesian drug users reached

with harm reducing preventative measures


drug users in Kenya

informed about harm reduction and referred to services in 2014


partners in six countries

deliver harm reduction services to drug users

'For 25 years, Mainline has worked with
drug users in the Netherlands.
We gladly share our experience
with local organizations in other countries'

Folders & brochures

The field workers of Mainline pick up signals on the street, make an inventory of problems faced by those who live there, and provide the knowledge they have gained in (Dutch-language) publications for drug users and professionals who work with drug users. We also offer a number of folders and brochures in English.

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Information regarding health issues confronting drug users

The Dr. Mainline series of folders offers information regarding health issues confronting drug users. We publish newsletters for seropositive users and users with hepatitis C with information on latest developments. Every year we create a number of themed folders such as this year's folder on Slamming.

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