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.

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APLHIV: a progressive voice in Pakistan

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…

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Training on Opiate Substitution Treatment in South Africa

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…

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Team Highlight: Monica @ the heroin project in Apeldoorn (NL)

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…

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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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