Mainline can be hired as an expert and consultant. After working in the drugs and harm reduction field for almost 30 years, it is safe to say that we live, breath, eat and sleep harm reduction. And we enjoy sharing our knowledge.


Mainline can provide advice on all the topics that relate to harm reduction, drug use, programming, human rights, legal context, procurement, networking, etc. We are a pragmatic organisation and we provide practical recommendations and solutions to your problem. Six areas of specific expertise are highlighted below:


Our expertise is of interest to:

  • harm reduction organisations
  • NGOs specialised in human rights, infectious diseases or humanitarian aid
  • donors in the harm reduction field
  • policymakers and politicians
  • international institutes and organisations

Mainline also offers a wide range of trainings which are oriented towards harm reduction organisations, peer networks and people who use drugs.


Is your organisation in need of good harm reduction advice? Please contact us for more information. We can arrange a (Skype) call – free of charge – to discuss the various options that might fit your needs.


Call: +31 (0)20 682 26 60 

E-learning on decriminalisation

Together with the International Drug Policy Consortium and Health[e]Foundation, Mainline is currently developing an e-learning about decriminalisation. The plan is to make all information about policies to decriminalise drug use freely available to activists, civil society and governments.

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Quality & scale-up

Quality assessment and service scale-up advice

You run or fund a harm reduction service, but you are in doubt as to whether what you do has any impact. Or you need advice on how to scale-up or better integrate your interventions in the public health system. Contact Mainline for an assessment and concrete recommendations.

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Research consultant

Your connection to the field

More research is needed in the harm reduction field. But there seems to be a disconnect between local information needs and research institutes. Are you interested in drug research: Mainline can be your connection to the field.

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Chemsex in EECA region

The use of drugs during sex is a growing worldwide phenomenon among men who have sex with men (MSM). The chemsex scene however varies per country and (sub-) culture. Mainline is currently exploring the scene in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: the EECA region. 

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Knowing what supplies to buy 

Local communities of people who use drugs can be very specific in their preferences for harm reduction materials. These preferences are often overlooked. Do you want to make sure you are buying the best supplies? Contact Mainline.

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Mainline-flavoured talks

Do you want to inspire your audience to embrace harm reduction? And do you want to go beyond a lecture or a plain presentation? Invite Mainline to your meeting and add some flavour. 

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Expert advice to start harm reduction interventions

Are you about to start a harm reduction service or intervention? Are resources scarce or is resistance in the community high? Contact Mainline for practical advice.

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Situational assessment

Knowing the scene

Good programming starts with accurate information. Mainline can help you to assess the number of users of a specific substance in your area. We map the hot spots and advise you on the best outreach and field strategies in a particular local drug scene. 

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