It is Mainline's mission to improve the health and rights of people who use drugs.

Mainline provides harm reduction services, training, consultancy and a lifestyle magazine. We work with partner organisations domestically and abroad through various projects. We have been dedicated to the principle of harm reduction, for 30 years.

Latest News

New! The Harm Reduction School

The Harm Reduction School offers e-courses on harm reduction for everyone – from peer workers to programme coordinators – anywhere in the world. Do you want to strengthen your harm reduction interventions? And develop unique support mechanisms that work in…

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Academic publication: civil society experts on migrants who use drugs in the EU

The International Journal of Drug Policy published an article based on the research from our project on services for vulnerable migrants who use drugs in the EU.

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Start of new team leader Knowledge, Learning and Partnership

Ancella Voets worked at Mainline from 2004 to 2011. Now she returns as team leader Knowledge, Learning and Partnership. "I like Mainline's 'no bullshit mentality'."

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Lifestyle magazine for people who use drugs

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

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Kenyan drug users

using testing services in 2017


drug users in South Africa

using PWUD-specific medical harm reduction services in 2017


partners in six countries

deliver harm reduction services to drug users

'Harm reduction is primarily about
human dignity - every human counts!'
- Machteld Busz, Director Mainline

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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