Talas – Serbia based media portal “about politics, economy and ideas” published an article about effects of the coronavirus on people who use drugs in Serbia. The article is based on information published by DPNSEE and interviews with Milutin Milošević, our Executive Director, and Irena Molnar, the Executive Director of our member organisation Re Generacija.
Milutin emphasized that the civil society organisations from the region have done a good job before and during the first period of the outbreak. The result is that we haven’t noticed any infection among users of our services.
Irena emphasized that people who are on treatment are in an additional risk because they have to travel, sometimes daily, to get the treatment or social care.
DPNSEE Executive Director Milutin Milošević had a long interview for Talas – Serbia based media portal “about politics, economy and ideas”. That was an exceptional opportunity for a long and comprehensive presentation of an open and active approach the Network has on drug policy.
The issues involved included:
What are the biggest misconceptions about drugs that exist in public?
How do laws regulate drugs in Serbia? Which changes are needed?
Does the current “War on drugs” produce results and what are the alternative approaches?
What does the application of the law look like in this field?
What is the principle of opportunity and how often is it used?
What is the principle of harm reduction?
How dangerous is the stigmatization of users and how do we deal with it?
What does rehabilitation look like in Serbia?
Is marijuana legalization an economic opportunity for Serbia?
The interview, unfortunately only in Serbia, is available here