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

Community Mental Health Response in Myanmar

Mainline proudly offers technical assistance to Best Shelter, an NGO in Myanmar. Mainline will work alongside of Best Shelter to improve and upscale their mental health responses. 

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Report Launch: the drug scene in Zimbabwe

A team of three Mainline researchers worked in close collaboration with the Zimbabwe Civil Liberties Drug Network throughout 2022 to assess the drug scene in five provinces in Zimbabwe. The full report is out now!

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Slamresearch published in (inter)national magazines

Our research ‘Slamming in the Netherlands’ has been published in the international magazine Sexual Health and in the Dutch magazine Tijdschrift voor Seksuologie. Two well-established magazines. And then came the Lancet..

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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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