The HIV-epidemic in Pakistan is centralised and concentrated. HIV mainly affects people who inject drugs. In a country where drug use is widespread but also a huge taboo and where sexuality is not always easily discussed, the Pakistani network for…> Read More
Mainline initiated a training on Opiate Substitution Treatment (OST) in October. The training was held in Pretoria, South Africa. In many countries, access to opioid substitutes such as methadone and buprenorphine is difficult or even impossible. Yet, Opiate Substitution Treatment…> Read More
In countries where interest in harm reduction interventions is growing, the concept of a fully integrated one-stop-shop of services catering to the well-being of PWUD without imposing sanctions could be very interesting. Mainliner Monica Carriere visited such a centre in…> Read More
Recent years have seen a rise in the use of crystal meth (Tina) and intravenous drug use (slamming) in the European gay scene. This 'super speed' is popular among some gay networks in the Netherlands. We researched these two phenomena…> Read more
Form your own opinion with Mainlines 'Sober facts on'. This is a series of interesting reports from Mainlines partners in the Netherlands and abroad. Read the latest report (#7) on Guidelines and client participation in opioid substitution treatment in NL.> Read more
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…> Read more
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…> Read More
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.> Read More
Mainline offers, bases on research, a brochure in which you’ll find practical information about slamming techniques (slamming = injecting of drugs), safer use, psychoses and how to manage the coming down. You can order the brochure and also download a…> Read More
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!
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.
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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