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It is Mainline's mission to improve the health and rights of people who use drugs.

Mainline provides harm reduction services, training, consultancy and a lifestyle magazine. We work with partner organisations domestically and abroad through various projects. We have been dedicated to the principle of harm reduction, for 28 years.

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Press release - Mindfulness as harm reduction for people who use stimulants

Mindfulness is a good harm reduction intervention for people who use stimulants, such as cocaine or amphetamines. Approaches promoting self-control can be used to improve their quality of life. This is one of the recommendations in a new, comprehensive report…

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A night with male sex work in Saigon

It’s a typical wet season evening in the centre of Ho Chi Minh City. Humidity fills my lungs as I leave my apartment. I breathe in familiar smells and sounds – roast pork sizzling on a barbecue against the backdrop…

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PRESS RELEASE The lost decade in the global war on drugs

New report shows 10-year United Nations drug strategy set to conclude in colossal failure Vienna, 22 October 2018 – A report released today by the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) has exposed the United Nations 10-year global strategy aimed to…

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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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704

Kenyan drug users

using testing services in 2017

36.825

drug users in South Africa

using PWUD-specific medical harm reduction services in 2017

14

partners in six countries

deliver harm reduction services to drug users

'Harm reduction is primarily about
human dignity - every human counts!'
- Machteld Busz, Director Mainline

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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