Young people, Drug misuse, and homelessness

Jan 2, 2015 | | Say something

The misuse of drugs, as synonymous with homelessness and the streets, has only become such a cliché because of its proximity to pimps, prostitution and the pushers of drugs. These have become more representational of street life than the street dweller would have himself known. For some, however, the pain and realization of where the […more]

HR conference urged: “Forgive the enemy!

Dec 27, 2014 | | Say something

The Second American Harm Reduction conference in Cleveland Ohio last month further educated a community from three continents on the cruel ‘war on drug users’. HR Coalition director Allan Clear welcomed also ‘the enemy’, saying: “We love you too and we forgive you. Perhaps it’s not our forgiveness you need to be asking for,” said […more]

We Need Unity!

Dec 25, 2014 | | Say something

C OLIN DAVIES IS CURRENTL Y BEING DRAGGED through the courts for growing and smoking cannabis for pain control, writes the Users Voice. It is a crime that this man’s sickness is in effect being used against him. We as drug users, sometimes living with chronic illnesses which cause much pain—like AIDS or hepatitis—need to […more]

Drugs and Releasing Stress

Dec 25, 2014 | | Say something

The reason why many people take drugs in the first place is because of stress. They have outstanding debts or keep receiving never ending bills and it all keeps adding to the fact that they’re taking drugs in the first place. They know drugs are detrimental to health and other problems in their lives take […more]

Not Monkeying Around Any More

Dec 21, 2014 | | Say something

Washington-based writer and ex-injector David C. Morrison appeals to the drug-using community for unity and a reasoned debate   When I stopped shooting smack four years ago, what I most looked forward to was not waking up dope sick. Also having some sort of a life that didn’t revolve around searching after expensive, illegal decks […more]

Taliban Scam: That Will Do Nicely!

Dec 21, 2014 | | 1 comment

Dear User’s Voice, Re: your item on the UN and the Taliban (Vol 1, issue 3), you may be interested to know, far from the UN taking money from the Taliban in Afghanistan, UNDCP have actually given money to them! The amount is $25m annually for ten years’ crop substitution. When asked why a UN […more]

A Short Introduction!

Dec 20, 2014 | | Say something

Our organization was set up in August 1996 to honour the memory of a much loved and influential AIDS/drugs human rights activist. As soon as John had gotten over the shock of his HIV diagnosis, he used the media to passionately promote harm reduction programs for users who had lost control of their lives. Harm […more]

Don’t You Forget About Us!

Dec 20, 2014 | | 1 comment

Dear User’s Voice, I read your article on the UN General Assembly Special Session and the Heroin Maintenance conference in New York, with interest, but I was sorry that there was no mention of the papers presented by me and Nicky Metrebian—a Senior Researcher with the Center for Research on Drugs and Health Behavior. Our […more]