- Care devices for drug users: heterogeneity and problematic knots (link in Spanish)
By M.P. Pawlowicz, A. Galante, P. Goltzman, D. Rossi, Pablo Cymerman y G. Touzé
In “Views of Mental Health. One year after the enactment of law 26.657”, pages 169 to 188.
Tutelary Public Ministry / Eudeba 2012
This paper point out that in the field of care for drug-related problem; there are several possible care devices. It describes this devices and under what logic they work according to the characteristics of each institution and how this affects in the definition of way of work; imaginary and myths.
- Twelve politicians speak about drugs: their position concerning health (link in Spanish)
By the Civil Association Intercambio, 2011
During the election period of 2011, Intercambios proposed to 26 candidates to present in writing their position on four key issues in drug policy. Twelve did it. Here their answers about how improve health treatments for drug users. The full paper is available at:
- Three definitions of harm reduction (link in Spanish)
By Civil Association Intercambios, 2010
In direct terms, there are three brief definitions: what is harm reduction; from where the concept comes and what health care strategies for drug users includes.
- Care of drug users. The experience of Portal Amarillo (link in Spanish)
By Susana Grunbaum
Latin America debates on drugs. Buenos Aires, 2011.
Description of the experience of Portal Amarillo, an Uruguayan institution of approach of drug users and depends of the Health Ministry, the National Committee of Drugs and The National Institute of the Adolescent Child of Uruguay. The article describes the objectives that guide the drug users’ care, especially the users of “pasta base de cocaina” and the lessons learned and challenges posed.
By Luiz Paulo Guanabara, Representative of the International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD).
Latin America debates on drugs. Buenos Aires, 2011
Review of the self-organization experiences of drug-users for the right to health, since 1979 in Holland, through the movement of opiates users for the right to substitution treatment with methadone and the development of harm reduction initiatives between peer, from on the spread of HIV/ AIDS. It explains the characteristics of these programs and their link with the role assumed by the same users.
- The logic of suspicion. Criminalization of drug use, plot and barriers for access to health system (link in Spanish)
By María Epele
Journal of Social Anthropology, Nº 25, pp. 151–168, 2007
Based on the results of a study in two poor neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, in this article the author examines the consequences of drug consumption, through the links between health institutions and drug users who live under poverty conditions and social exclusion. An analysis such as “logic of suspicion” takes shape in a barrier between drug users and health institutions.
- Paco under scrutiny. The cocaine base paste market in Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil (link in Spanish)
By Intercambios, Tom Blickman, Giorgina Garibotto and other
Drugs and conflict. Discussion papers No. 14, October 2006
Is there a causal-and-effect relationship between the explosive increase in consumption of “paco” (short for “pasta base de cocaina” PBC) in Buenos Aires and Montevideo on the one hand and a transformation in the structure of drug (cocaine) trafficking in Argentina, Uruguay and southern Brazil? It is worth-asking if we are again witnessing the consequences of the “balloon effect”, which could be transforming, expanding and shifting the manufacturing of cocaine hydrochloride (the white powder that can be sniffed or injected) from the Andean Region to the southern part of the continent with a resulting impact on the consumer market? Who, how, where, what are the effects and problems with consumption of paco?