It is Mainlines mission to improve the health and rights of people who use drugs.

For 25 years, Mainline has been providing health education, offering training, a lifestyle magazine, and working with partner organizations abroad. All dedicated to the principle of harm reduction.

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Advocacy for women who use drugs in the MENA region

Mainline works with the Middle East and North Africa Harm Reduction Association (MENAHRA) to improve the position of women who use drugs (WWUD). We designed a manual for local organisations in the MENA region. The aim of this manual is…

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Working towards a Dream Drop-In

Drop-in centres for people who use drugs come in many sizes and shapes. Some offer a safe space for people to take a break from a chaotic life on the streets. Others focus more on a set of health services…

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In remembrance: Muna

Mainline pays its final respect to Mr. Ghazanfar Rizvi, known to us as Muna. Mainline had the privilege to work with Muna (Nai Zindagi, Pakistan) for over 12 years. We debated, learned and fought together for the harm reduction cause.…

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Lifestyle magazine for users

Three times a year, Mainline publishes the eponymous magazine, which is distributed to drug users, care facilities, and penitentiaries. The magazine provides updated information on developments in the drug scene. The magazine is also published once a year in English.

In this new edition of the English Mainline, we celebrate our 25th birthday! Read our anniversary edition online for free!

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Indonesian drug users reached

with harm reducing preventative measures


drug users in Kenya

informed about harm reduction and referred to services in 2014


partners in six countries

deliver harm reduction services to drug users

'For 25 years, Mainline has worked with
drug users in the Netherlands.
We gladly share our experience
with local organizations in other countries'

Folders & brochures

The field workers of Mainline pick up signals on the street, make an inventory of problems faced by those who live there, and provide the knowledge they have gained in (Dutch-language) publications for drug users and professionals who work with drug users. We also offer a number of folders and brochures in English.

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Information regarding health issues confronting drug users

The Dr. Mainline series of folders offers information regarding health issues confronting drug users. We publish newsletters for seropositive users and users with hepatitis C with information on latest developments. Every year we create a number of themed folders such as this year's folder on Slamming.

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