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
Experts from Pakistan, Nepal and the Netherlands combined their expertise in May 2016 to conduct a comprehensive mapping exercise in Nepal. Because people who use drugs (PWUD) in Nepal typically use drugs behind closed doors, we designed a specific methodology…> 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
Mainline attended the Third International Conference on Law Enforcement and Public Health that was held 2-5 October in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The team alternated days. We were also present at the International Consultation on Policing, Public Health and Vulnerable Populations…> 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
Mainline explored the personal and environmental characteristics associated with overdosing and the opportunities for risk reduction. Read our studie that was conducted in 2014 and 2015 in the Netherlands and Belgium.> 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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