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Guiding principles towards effective and humane drug policies in Eastern and Central Europe and Central Asia
The region of Eastern and Central Europe and Central Asia (ECECA) is characterized by high levels of high-risk drug use and by slow progress towards more effective health- and human
The Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) region hosts major routes for trafficking Afghan opiates as well as newly emerging Afghan-produced ephedrine and amphetamine.
Prejudices and fears have long surrounded drugs, not always agreeing with facts and reality – yet validated by drug prohibition.
Drug laws and their enforcement are too often focused on people who use drugs, rather than those who are engaged in other harmful criminal activity in the context of commercial drug trafficking.