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Youth RISE 2021 Annual Report

We are delighted to bring to you our 2021 Annual …

Youth RISEReportDocument2021View
Making Politics Work for Young People – Youth Advocacy Handbook

Handbook guide on how to conduct drug policy reform and harm reduction advocacy as a young person with decision makers. Based on a training that Youth RISE provided in early …

Rebeca Marques RochaAdvocacy materialDocument2022View
Drugs and Mental Health

This resources provides accurate, scientific and detailed information about drugs and mental health, providing people with key targetted harm reduction information in regards to mental health and how drugs interact with our …

Kevin FlemenInfographicDocument2022View
Drug Combinations Chart

Learn about the risk levels of a variety of drugs in this infographic created by Energy Control and TripSit and designed by Marialba Quesada …

Energy Control, TripSitInfographicDocument2021View
Accessing illegal hormones

Many transgender people suffer from the inaccessibility of hormones from a doctor, learn about the social, legal and economic barriers and the statistics here in this …

Ruby LawlorInfographicDocument2021View
Harm Reduction Services for Young People

Recommendations for harm reduction service providers who are willing to engage with and provide services to young people who inject …

Count Me In Collective, Youth RISEInfographicDocument2021View
Chemsex

What is chemsex? What drugs are most commonly used during chemsex? How to stay safer when engaging in …

Ruby Lawlor, Mayank SinghGuidelinesDocument2021View
5 Steps to Create a Safer Environment for Young Women Who Use Drugs

Five steps to create a safer environment for young women who use drugs. From the ‘Young Women & Drug Use’ position paper, created by Youth RISE & Women and Harm Reduction International …

Youth RISE and WHRINInfographicDocument2021View
Add your service

This is an infographic guide demonstrating how to input a harm reduction service (or multiple services) to the TripApp Service Map. The aim of this Services Map is to allow people who require harm reduction services to locate them in any country they require …

Ruby LawlorInfographicDocument2021View
Young Women and Drug Use Position Paper

This position paper was developed by a working group of 10 women drawn from the membership of YouthRISE and WHRIN, based in 10 different countries around the world. This paper sets out the core issues and recommendations relating specifically to young women who use …

Youth RISE & WHRINAdvocacy materialDocument2021View
Instagram For Advocacy and Communications Guide

We conducted an Instagram for Advocacy and Communications workshop, with Craig Dwyer from ForAChange. This guide has been created to take this learning further, and to educate any activist or communications officer in using Instagram for your …

Craig Dwyer, ForAChangeGuidelinesDocument2021View
UHC Issues for Young People Who Use Drugs & Other Young Inadequately Served Populations

This report provides an overview of many of the key issues for YPWUD and other young ISPs. It also provides a series of recommendations and advocacy points which will help us move closer and closer to UHC for …

Oluseyi Kehinde and Ekanem Itoro EffiongReportDocument2021View
Harm Reduction Services for Young People Who Inject Drugs

This report describes 10 existing harm reduction projects with youth-friendly components and providing services to different sub-groups of young people who inject drugs around the globe, with …

Rafaela Rigoni, Youth LEAD, Global Network of Young People Living with HIV, Youth RISEReportDocument2021View
Step by Step: Preparing for work with children and young people who inject drugs

This resource is intended for harm reduction service providers with limited experience of working with children and young people who inject …

International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Harm Reduction International, Save the Children, Youth RISE. GuidelinesDocument2015View
An Exploration of Early Life Trauma & its Implications for Garda Youth Diversion Projects

This research explores the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) among a cohort of young people engaged in Garda Youth Diversion Programmes (GYDP), and the implications for Garda Youth Diversion …

Dermody A., Lambert S., Rackow, A., Garcia J., & GardnerReportDocument2021View
Speed Limits

Harm reduction for people who use …

Rafaela Rigoni, Joost Breeksema, Sara WoodsGuidelinesExternal Link2021View
Delivering Youth-led Peer Education

A guide to facilitate youth-led workshops on sexual health and drug-related harm …

Youth RISEGuidelinesExternal Link2014View
HIV, HCV, TB and Harm Reduction in Prisons

Human Rights, Minimum Standards and Monitoring at the European and International …

Gen SanderReportExternal Link2016View
Step by Step

Preparing for work with children and young people who inject …

International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Harm Reduction International, Youth RISEGuidelinesExternal Link2021View
The Manual of Psychedelic Support

The Manual of Psychedelic Support is a comprehensive guide to setting up and running compassionate care services for people having difficult drug experiences at music festivals and similar …

PsychSitterGuidelinesExternal Link2021View
DanceSafe Training Guide

Join DanceSafe in promoting heath and safety within the electronic music and nightlife …

DanceSafeGuidelinesExternal Link2021View
Just Say KNOW

SSDP’s Just Say KNOW Peer Education …

Students for Sensible Drug PolicyGuidelinesExternal Link2017View
The Drug Science Podcast

In each episode, Prof. David Nutt is joined by world-renowned experts to discuss research, harm reduction, drug policy, and the science behind …

Drug Science OrganisationAdvocacy materialExternal Link2021View
Drug Information

Detailed, evidence-based information on drugs and their properties, applications, effects and risks. Based on the latest pharmacological research. From Drug Science: …

Drug Science OrganisationGuidelinesExternal Link2021View
Injecting drug use and needle syringe programmes

Release.org information about injecting drug use and needle syringe …

Release.orgGuidelinesExternal Link2021View
‘Legal Highs’, Novel Psychoactive Substances, Research Chemicals

Release.org information about research …

Release.orgGuidelinesExternal Link2021View
Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST)

Release.org information about opioid substitution …

Release.orgGuidelinesExternal Link2021View
Drug Testing

Release.org information about drug …

Release.orgGuidelinesExternal Link2021View
Cutting Agents

Release.org information about cutting …

Release.orgGuidelinesExternal Link2021View
Basic Harm Reduction

Release.org information about and guide to harm …

Release.orgGuidelinesExternal Link2021View
Blood Borne Viruses – HIV

Releease.org information about …

Release.orgGuidelinesExternal Link2021View
Blood Borne Viruses – Hepatitis Guide

Release.org guide to and information about …

Release.orgGuidelinesExternal Link2021View
Drugs A-Z

Check out the Release.org Drugs …

Release.orgAdvocacy materialExternal Link2021View
Saving Lives: Best practice guidance on the provision of naloxone

Guidance document from Release: …

Release.orgGuidelinesExternal Link2020View
MDMA v. PMA Infographic

From …

Release.orgInfographicExternal Link2015View
What is Your Style in Advocacy?

From Drug Reporter: …

Péter SárosiAdvocacy materialExternal Link2020View
Naloxone Saves Lives – Training Video

Depaul have created this video with the support of Drugreporter to share in their organisation how to use Naloxone and save a life. From Drug Reporter’s website: …

Drug ReporterGuidelinesDocument2018View
An Oral History of the Movement of People who Use Drugs

The Rights Reporter Foundation (Drugreporter) and the International Network of People who use Drugs (INPUD) produced this documentary film series that aims to document how the movement of people who use drugs have formed around the …

The Rights Reporter Foundation (Drugreporter) and the International Network of People who use Drugs (INPUD)Advocacy materialExternal Link2020View
WHAT IS HARM REDUCTION? – Drugreporter’s Just Say Know Series, Episode 4

In Drug Reporter’s last video in this series, they explain why punitive drug policies don’t work. They present an alternative approach to drugs and people who use them, based on the principles of harm …

István Gábor TakácsAdvocacy materialExternal Link2019View
5 Reasons Why We Cannot Make the World Drug-free – Just Say Know Series, Episode 3

Drugreporter’s Just Say Know video series aims to educate the public about drugs, drug polices and harm reduction in a simple, easy-to-understand way, using the power of video advocacy and social media …

Péter SárosiAdvocacy materialExternal Link2019View
WHY ARE SOME DRUGS ILLEGAL? – Just Say Know series No. 2.

Have you ever wondered why are some drugs illegal and others are not? Because illegal drugs are more dangerous, you may think. But you are wrong! Watch the next episode of Drug Reporter’s Just Say Know series and learn why. From Drug Reporter’s …

Istvan Gabor Takacs Script and Peter SarosiAdvocacy materialExternal Link2018View
WHAT ARE DRUGS? – Just Say Know series No. 1

The first video in Drug Reporter’s Just Say Know series explains what drugs are and how they affect our bodies and mind. From Drug Reporter’s website: …

Istvan Gabor Takacs and Peter SarosiAdvocacy materialExternal Link2018View
Where Mental Health and Clubbing Intersect

Article from Drug Reporter: …

Irena MolnarAdvocacy materialExternal Link2019View
Young People in Drug Policy Advocacy 3 – YODA

Blog article from Drug Reporter: …

Hannah TaylorAdvocacy materialExternal Link2021View
Young People in Drug Policy Advocacy – Part 2: Global Issues, Local Dynamics

Blog article from Drug Reporter: …

Hannah TaylorAdvocacy materialExternal Link2020View
Young People in Drug Policy Advocacy Part 1: Stop “Protecting” Young People From Drugs and Start Listening to Them

Blog article from Drug Reporter: …

Hannah TaylorAdvocacy materialExternal Link2020View
A Day in the Life: The World of Humans Who Use Drugs

Film from Drug Reporter: The film takes us through one day in the life of eight people, from seven cities, in seven different countries of the world, from morning until night. They all have something in common – all of them use drugs. But these people are not defined by their drug use. The film won the golden medal for best documentary at the Online Video Award of KreatĂ­v Magazine in 2017 in …

Rights Reporter FoundationAdvocacy materialExternal Link2017View
Young people’s use of e-cigarettes in Wales, England and Scotland before and after introduction of EU Tobacco Products Directive regulations

Young people’s experimentation with e-cigarettes has increased in recent years, although regular use remains limited. Learn more …

Graham Moore, Rachel Brown, Nicholas Page, Britt Hallingberg, Olivia Maynard, Jennifer McKell, Linsay Gray, Anna Blackwell, Emily Lowthian, Marcus Munafò, Anne-Marie Mackintosh, & Linda BauldResearch PaperExternal Link2020View
Gendered perspectives on young adults, alcohol consumption and intoxication.

Editorial from the International Journal of Drug …

Vibeke A.Frank, Maria D.Herold, Tamar Antin & Geoffrey HuntResearch PaperExternal Link2020View
Is Prohibition Protecting Youth? A Look at the Scientific Evidence

Blog post from the Centre on Drug Policy Analysis: …

Nazlee MaghsoudiAdvocacy materialExternal Link2015View
“I Can’t Be Friends With You Anymore”—How Stigma Isolates Young Drug Users

Article from Filter Mag: …

ELIZABETH BRICOResearch PaperExternal Link2020View
In Nigeria, a Young Generation Finds Its Way Past Myths About Drug Use

An article from Filter Mag: …

BOLAJI AKINWANDEResearch PaperExternal Link2021View
“You can’t chain a dog to a porch”: a multisite qualitative analysis of youth narratives of parental approaches to substance use

How can parents best approach drug use with their children? Learn more …

Allie Slemon, Emily K. Jenkins, Rebecca J. Haines-Saah, Zachary Daly & Sunny JiaoResearch PaperExternal Link2019View
New psychoactive substances in Eurasia: a qualitative study of people who use drugs and harm reduction services in six countries

This study examines the use of new psychoactive substances (NPS) and the harm reduction response in six Eurasian countries: Belarus, Moldova, Serbia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and …

Eliza KurceviÄŤ & Rick LinesResearch PaperExternal Link2020View
“Drugs are a taboo”: a qualitative and retrospective study on the role of education and harm reduction strategies associated with the use of psychoactive substances under the age of 18

Young people use drugs, and it is essential they are educated on the related risks through drug education and harm reduction strategies. Learn more …

Gabriela Almeida Pinto da Silva, Catarina Pinto Pereira & Marta Sofia de Sousa Pinto Research PaperExternal Link2021View
Willingness to use a supervised injection facility among young adults who use prescription opioids non-medically: a cross-sectional study

Young people who inject drugs are in desparate need of supervised injection facilities catered and tailored to their needs, but how likely would they be to attend a general SIF? Learn more …

Benjamin A. Bouvier, Beth Elston, Scott E. Hadland, Traci C. Green & Brandon D. L. MarshallResearch PaperExternal Link2017View
Developing harm reduction in the context of youth substance use: insights from a multi-site qualitative analysis of young people’s harm minimization strategies

The youth perspective on drug use and harm reduction must be implemented into all policys and programmes that impact us. Learn more …

Emily K. Jenkins, Allie Slemon & Rebecca J. Haines-Saah Research PaperExternal Link2017View
Perspectives on rapid fentanyl test strips as a harm reduction practice among young adults who use drugs: a qualitative study

In 2016, drug overdose deaths exceeded 64,000 in the United States, driven by a sixfold increase in deaths attributable to illicitly manufactured fentanyl. Rapid fentanyl test strips (FTS), used to detect fentanyl in illicit drugs, may help inform people who use drugs about their risk of fentanyl exposure prior to consumption. This qualitative study assessed perceptions of FTS among young …

Jacqueline E. Goldman, Katherine M. Waye, Kobe A. Periera, Maxwell S. Krieger, Jesse L. Yedinak & Brandon D. L. Marshall Research PaperExternal Link2019View
Factors associated with knowledge of a Good Samaritan Law among young adults who use prescription opioids non-medically

To date, no studies have examined the extent of knowledge and perceptions of Good Samaritan Laws (GSLs) among young adults who engage in non-medical prescription opioid (NMPO) use. We sought to determine awareness of and factors associated with knowledge of Rhode Island’s Good Samaritan Law (RIGSL) among young adult NMPO …

Tristan I. Evans, Scott E. Hadland, Melissa A. Clark, Traci C. Green & Brandon D. L. MarshallResearch PaperExternal Link2016View
High willingness to use rapid fentanyl test strips among young adults who use drugs

Synthetic opioid overdose mortality among young adults has risen more than 300% in the USA since 2013, primarily due to the contamination of heroin and other drugs with illicitly manufactured fentanyl. Rapid test strips, which can be used to detect the presence of fentanyl in drug samples (before use) or urine (after use), may help inform people about their exposure risk. The purpose of this study was to determine whether young adults who use drugs were willing to use rapid test strips as a harm reduction intervention to prevent overdose. We hypothesized that those who had ever overdosed would be more willing to use the test …

Maxwell S. Krieger, Jesse L. Yedinak, Jane A. Buxton, Mark Lysyshyn, Edward Bernstein, Josiah D. Rich, Traci C. Green, Scott E. Hadland & Brandon D. L. MarshallResearch PaperExternal Link2018View
Changes in time-use and drug use by young adults in poor neighbourhoods of Greater Buenos Aires, Argentina, after the political transitions of 2001-2002: Results of a survey

In some countries, “Big Events” like crises and transitions have been followed by large increases in drug use, drug injection and HIV/AIDS. Argentina experienced an economic crisis and political transition in 2001/2002 that affected how people use their time. This paper studies how time use changes between years 2001 and 2004, subsequent to these events, were associated with drug consumption in poor neighbourhoods of Greater Buenos …

Diana Rossi, Dhan Zunino Singh, María Pía Pawlowicz, Graciela Touzé, Melissa Bolyard, Pedro Mateu-Gelabert, Milagros Sandoval & Samuel R Friedman Research PaperExternal Link2011View
“Am I gonna get in trouble for acknowledging my will to be safe?”: Identifying the experiences of young sexual minority men and substance use in the context of an opioid overdose crisis

North America and other parts of the globe are in the midst of a public health emergency related to opioid overdoses and a highly contaminated illicit drug supply. Unfortunately, there is a substantial gap in our understandings about how this crisis affects key populations not conventionally identified within overdose-related surveillance data. This gap is particularly pronounced for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (sexual minority men)—a population that experiences substance use-related inequities across adolescence and young …

Trevor Goodyear, Caroline Mniszak, Emily Jenkins, Danya Fast & Rod KnightResearch PaperExternal Link2020View
Prescription opioid injection among young people who inject drugs in New York City: a mixed-methods description and associations with hepatitis C virus infection and overdose

Evidence is emerging that prescription opioid (PO) injection is associated with increased health risks. This mixed-methods study compares the mechanics of PO and heroin injection and examines the demographic and drug-related correlates of lifetime PO injection in a sample of young people who inject drugs (PWID) in New York City …

Pedro Mateu-Gelabert, Honoria Guarino, Jon E. Zibbell, Jennifer Teubl, Chunki Fong, Elizabeth Goodbody, Brian Edlin, Carli Salvati & Samuel R. Friedman Research PaperExternal Link2020View
Exposure to HIV risks among young people who use drugs (YPUD) in three cities in Vietnam: time to develop targeted interventions

The aim of this study is to identify the profiles of young people who use drugs (YPUD) and their exposure to HIV risks in the 3 main cities of Vietnam, Haiphong, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), in order to design a community-based intervention to prevent …

Laurent Michel, Linh T. Nguyen, An K. Nguyen, John P. Ekwaru, Didier Laureillard, Nicolas Nagot, Olivier Phan & Oanh T. H. KhuatResearch PaperExternal Link2020View
Illicit use of methadone and buprenorphine among adolescents and young adults in Sweden

The aim of this study is to investigate, firstly, the extent to which illicit use of methadone and buprenorphine occurs among adolescents and young adults in Sweden, and secondly, at what stage in a user’s drug career these substances tend to …

Torkel Richert & Björn JohnsonResearch PaperExternal Link2013View
Young people who inject drugs in Mozambique: should we emphasize them in the National Harm Reduction Plan?

Open access commentary in the Harm Reduction Journal, published 26th March …

Cynthia Semá Baltazar, Makini Boothe & Timothy Kellogg Research PaperExternal Link2020View
World Drug Report 2021

The World Drug Report 2021 provides an in-depth analysis of the global drug markets and paints a comprehensive picture of the measurable effects and potential impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the world drug …

UNODCReportExternal Link2021View
Setting up a youth organization

A step by step guide to setting up a youth organization from scratch, by youth for …

Ruby Lawlor and Sandeep ShahiInfographicDocument2021View
Energy Control

Drug checking and harm …

EnergyControlReportExternal Link2020View
World Drug Report 2020

The World Drug Report 2020 provides a wealth of information and analysis to support the international community in implementing operational recommendations on a number of commitments made by Member States, including the recommendations contained in the outcome document of the special session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem, held in …

UNODCReportExternal Link2020View
SSDP Drug Policy Reform at the United Nations: A Youth Advocacy Handbook

Learn how to engage with the United Nations in regards to drug policy reform with this handbook from Students for Sensible Drug Policy …

Students for Sensible Drug PolicyAdvocacy materialDocument2019View
World Drug Report 2019

The World Drug Report 2019 is again presented in five separate parts that divide the wealth of information and analysis contained in the report into individual reader-friendly booklets in which drugs are grouped by their psychopharmacological effect for the first time in the report’s …

UNODCReportExternal Link2019View
Youth RISE Annual Report 2019

Youth RISE are proud to launch our 2019 Annual Report celebrating the work done in our 13th year of Youth …

Youth RiseReportDocument2019View
The Universe of Drugs

Universo De Las Drogas, Reverde Ser Colectivo, PAS, Youth RISE & Drug Policy AllianceInfographicDocument2019View
Youth RISE Annual Report 2018

Exploring the Niche: Young People Who Use Drugs and Law …

Youth RISEReportDocument2018View
Briefing Paper: Discrimination Experienced by Sex Workers Living with HIV

This briefing paper looks at the different types of stigma and discrimination experienced by sex workers living with HIV globally, and provides recommendations for policies and practices which respect their human …

Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP)GuidelinesExternal Link2015View
Training toolkit on drug policy advocacy

This toolkit can be used by anybody wishing to deliver trainings and workshops on drug policy advocacy to their civil society partners and …

International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) & Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN)GuidelinesExternal Link2013View
West Africa drug policy training toolkit: Facilitation guide

This toolkit allows IDPC and a wide range of organisations to deliver trainings and workshops on drug policy advocacy to their civil society partners and members. It covers the areas of drug policy, civil society advocacy, harm reduction, crime and security, and drug treatment and …

West Africa Commission on Drugs (WACD) & International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC)GuidelinesExternal Link2015View
Model drug law for West Africa: A tool for policy makers

The model legislative provisions represent a technical tool to assist West African countries inupdating and amending their …

West Africa Commission on Drugs (WACD)GuidelinesExternal Link2018View
World Drug Report 2018

The World Drug Report 2018 is again presented in five separate parts that divide the wealth of information and analysis contained in the report into individual reader-friendly booklets in which drugs are grouped by their psychopharmacological effect for the first time in the report’s …

UNODCReportExternal Link2018View
Reagent Test Kits

Purchase reagent test kits from Ecstasy Pill …

Ecstasy Pill TestGuidelinesExternal Link2021View
Dance Safe Reagent Kits

Purchase Reagent Kits from Dance Safe online …

Dance SafeGuidelinesDocument2021View
Reagent Test Kits

Purchase reagent test kits online …

protestkit.euGuidelinesExternal Link2020View
HIV and Prisons in sub-Saharan Africa: Opportunities for Action

The purpose of the document is to provide HIV- and prisonconcerned communities with information and a way forward in helping to place this underserved population in the mainstreaming of the AIDS response throughout sub-Saharan …

UNODC, UNAIDS & World BankGuidelinesExternal Link2007View
UNAIDS 2016 Prevention Gap Report

Data from 146 countries show that some have achieved declines in new HIV infections among adults of 50% or more over the last 10 years, while many others have not made measurable progress, and yet others have experienced worrying increases in new HIV …

UNAIDSReportExternal Link2016View
PrEP Briefing Paper

Learn about PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) the use of anti-retroviral HIV medicines (ARVs) by people who do not have HIV to prevent the transmission of HIV in this briefing paper from the Global Network of Sex Work Projects …

Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP)GuidelinesExternal Link2016View
COUNT THE COSTS: DRUG POLICY AND YOUNG PEOPLE

Children and young people killed or injured in drug-market violence, criminal convictions or deaths from contaminated street drugs are all the direct result of the drug …

Transform Drug Policy OrganisationGuidelinesDocument2015View