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Voices from African Youth – protect the future

”Primary prevention remains and will remain the only sure way of dealing with drugs”. At a side event at CND – preparing for UNGASS – about NGOs working to protect children, Brother Paul Mburu from Soberlife Mentorship Society, an organization working in the slums of Nairobi, told his own story.

”Drug policies should prevent initiation of drug use”


The goal in helping a loved one with a substance use problem is not to reduce their use. It is to stop drug use, said mr Sven-Olov Carlsson, international president WFAD, in his opening speech at 5th World Forum Against Drugs 12-13 March in Vienna.

”Address the needs of female drug users”

In her speech at UN in New York meeting of the preparatory process for UNGASS, Ms Asia Ashraf, psychologist and director on rehabilitation centre in Pakistan, addressed the needs of female drug users.

”The key to success is to prevent the problem”


”The key to success is to prevent the problem, the success of treatment is rather limited although treatment must be a part of a balanced policy”. Mr Sven.Olov Carlsson, international president WFAD, spoke at the Opening session of World Forum Against Drugs in Stockholm.

5 Ways to Accurately Cover Marijuana Policy Issues in the Media


Big Marijuana must be met with more scrutiny by the media. Marijuana use is not inevitable and the media should stop comparing marijuana legalization to same sex marriage… Some advice from Kevin Sabet, american co-founder Project SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana), who will speak at World Forum Against Drugs in […]

Uruguay defends its marijuana trial


VIENNA Uruguay will this year become the first country to allow state sale of cannabis . ”We should not be considered as a beacon for others, but we want to try a different path when the ban on drugs did not work”, says Diego Canepa , the country’s representative to […]

”US needs to follow Sweden’s lead in Drug Policy”

After two U.S. states have legalized marijuana Sweden needs to take the leadership on drug policy in the world, writes Robert L. DuPont, MD, Bertha Madras, Ph.D. and Per Johansson, WFAD, in this article.

”Seizing the Drug Policy Initiative”

Will United States be the first country in the world to formally legalize cannabis, after referendums in Colorado and Washington state? Robert L. DuPont, former US Drug Czar, comments on the new situation and argues that the drug-free groups must get their own agenda in order to regain the initiative […]

Speeches at World Forum 2012

Some of the Prominent Guests speeches at World Forum Against Drugs in Stockholm 21-23th of May 2012. Among them H.M. Queen Silvia.

Stockholm declaration against drugs

Monday an international agreement on drug policy was signed by Sweden, USA, Russian Federation, United Kingdom and Italy. The joint statement was signed at the World Forum Against Drugs in Stockholm.