Drugs: The Case of Poland
This is an advocacy program to encourage drug policy reform in Poland. Among the project's goals are increasing the treatment options available to drug dependent persons, improving the effectiveness of therapy, ensuring respect of human rights within national drug policy, and empowering drug users.
The project consists of two parts. First, a book will be published which contains legal evaluations, sociological and psychological essays, reports and interviews by Poland's leading drug policy experts, therapists, sociologists, legal experts, and authors (including drug users). This book will be used as an advocacy tool at eight open debates and conferences which will take place in major cities around Poland during March and April 2009, with the largest meeting being held in Warsaw. In addition, the book will be distributed among policymakers and government workers and sold in bookshops. A closed meeting will be held prior to the High Level Meeting with Polish delegates in an effort to maximize the impact of Polish participation at this meeting.