Psicotropicus

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Drugs
Address: Rua General Justo 275/316-B
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Country: Brazil
Region: Latin America
Website: http://www.psicotropicus.org/
UN Languages:
Other languages: Portuguese
   
Areas:
  • Counselling
  • Research
  • Drug Treatment

  • Other:'Fund-raising and advocacy'
Short description:
Psicotropicus is a non-profit organization committed to changing current drug policy in Brazil, on the basis that 'current prohibitive policies have only aggravated the "drugs problem", resulting in increased violence, corruption and power of illegal drugs market'. The NGO undertakes a serious effort to develop drug policies that 'promote well-being and tolerance instead of repression and prejudice', while also countering discrimination against drug users and people living with HIV/AIDS, and promoting harm reduction strategies.
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