Drive innovation in the treatment of drug use and mental health disorders
Develop the drug policies of tomorrow.
Political advocacy work
Progressive drug policy changes tend to come from civil society engagement. We meet with policymakers on all levels to inform their decisions with the latest research and knowledge in the field.
Public education and information
Public information campaigns about illicit drugs have historically been abstinence-oriented and focused on communicating risk in a non-statistical and non-pragmatic manner. We work to educate the public by providing more nuanced risk assessments and risk-reducing precautions.
The war on drugs has led to drugs being studied myopically, looking only for harmful effects while ignoring therapeutic potential. An ill-founded fear of psychoactive effects has also hindered our understanding of the human brain and consciousness. We work to promote research on the utility of drugs that have been unfairly stigmatized and medical interventions that have been overlooked out of fear of psychoactive effects.
Research & development
What we do
Representatives for Safer Drug Policies in different countries
Ina Roll Spinnangr
President of the Norwegian Assosciation for Safer Drug Policies