Annual Report 2013

Mainline released its annual report for 2013. 

International training and seminars

Mainline has 15 years of experience in providing training and seminars worldwide. If you are interested to learn more about what Mainline has to offer, please read our new brochure.

Advocacy for human rights of People who Use Drugs

This study examines how and to what extent advocacy for human rights of People who Use Drugs is currently used and how humanrights advocacy can further improve the effectiveness of harm reduction strategies and services.
Read this study

Access to health care for drug users abroad

Two students at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam did research regarding this subject. One study focussed on sexual health and the other study focussed on Amphetamine use. Read more

Our International Department collaborates closely with local NGO’s that have considerable knowledge on the circumstances of drug users in their own country...

A drug-free world is a utopia and substance use a social phenomenon. These are a few points of departure for Mainline.

New harm reduction tool

In 2014 Mainline conducted a large-scale study among GHB users in the Netherlands and Belgium. In the new year Mainline will present a harm reduction tool to reduce the risk of passing out or overdosing on GHB. Read more

Nine ways of harm reduction through a human rights based approach

Harm Reduction is usually framed as a public health approach and a cost-effective way to prevent and treat HIV and AIDS and other infectious diseases like Hepatitis C and Tuberculosis. But harm reduction is in essence also a human rights approach!


The Bridging the Gaps programme allows organisations in nine countries to put human rights to practice in working with people who use drugs (PUD). This and more in the new edition of the Bridging the Gaps newsletter, read more

A presidential award to the fight against HIV and AIDS

Aslam Andi Muhammad, director of LARAS (one of Mainlines partners in Indonesia) won an award for his dedication to the fight against HIV and AIDS in East-Kalimantan province in Indonesia. It was the then Vice President of Indonesia, Honourable Boediono, who handed Aslam the award for his work during the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26, 2014.

The inspiring story on how Aslam started his work and founded LARAS was covered by the Jarkata Globe. Read more

Webinar about harm reduction

Mainline and Health4Men joint forces on 30 October to introduce organisation that work with men who have sex with men to harm reduction.

Curious? Click here & listen to this webinar

Training & consultancy

Mainline provides many different training courses, national as well as international, in the field of drug use, harm reduction and rehabilitation.

Mainline gave in september this year a training in Georgia to employees in the prison system (working at the probation and correctional Department). The training gave tools to support psychosocial rehabilitation of (former)prisoners and probationers in the context of repeated crime preventionon. Read more 

Capacity strengthening of our local partner

A good example of Mainline's capacity building of the FMS is the assesment we did in June with one of our partners in Indonesia: LARAS.

Read our article: 'Capacity strengthening - building a better financial management system'.

Hepatitis C - in Georgia

Mainline started a new project in Georgia per October 2014. We will work to gain a deeper understanding of the ‘Hepatitis C (HCV) cascade of care’ for people who use drugs.