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

Training of Trainers (ToT)

In April 2017, 11 people from 5 countries came to Cape Town, South Africa. The time had finally come to start the highly anticipated training of trainers (ToT) programme. The two year programme kicked-off with a workshop to learn the…

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How drug user rights are violated in South-Africa

Recently, TB/HIV Care Association, one of Mainline’s South-African partners, released an annual report on human rights violations among people who use drugs. 

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Future Proofing Harm Reduction in Montreal

At the 25th International Harm Reduction Conference, Mainline organised a packed side event called ‘Future Proofing Harm Reduction’, together with AFEW, AidsFonds, INPUD and others. The rationale behind the side event was the need we see to promote harm reduction…

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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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