The Association For Safer Drug Policies promotes drug policies that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights. The organization is member based and works from a grass roots perspective.
We believe the health and social problems related to drugs cannot be solved by scaremongering and eradication fantasies. These only lead to distrust, that increases risks and negatively impacts on the mental health of people who use drugs. We want a more comprehensive drug policy that aspires to improving the health and wellbeing of people who use drugs, and the communities they are a part of.
Our supporters are individuals who believe the current shame and penal based approach to drugs is doing more harm than good. Together we advance policies that reduce harms of both drug use and governmental drug control measures. We seek solutions that promote safety while upholding the sovereignty of individuals over their own minds and bodies.
Part of an international movement
The Association For Safer Drug Policies started in Norway where we are the leading voice for harm reduction and science based drug policies. The association has individual members from all aspects of society and we are now expanding our member base to become an international movement. International memberships will become available summer 2017.
We work based on the five core policy principles of The International Drug Policy Consortium by producing briefing papers, disseminating key resources on drug policy, building the advocacy capacity of our members and partners, and by offering expert advice to policy makers and officials. In doing so we work with partners in Europe and elsewhere in the world.
Nedre Slottsgate 7
Boardleader and spokesperson
Mobil: +47 40067989