In Italy the documentary on San Patrignano community has started a wide debate on drugs. A lot has changed from the '80's and '90's: the fight for de-crimininalization of drug use has won support, harm reduction is now part of the public drug policies, a significant part of Italians agree on cannabis legalization. But the current debate shows also that there is a “long shadow” of those years: drug use paradigm, PWUD stigma and human rights violation didn't change in public opinion, and in political and mass media discourse.
The most part of Italian PWUD have been able to cope with the pandemic and the first lockdown adopting effective strategies both regarding their drug use and the Covid19 prevention. Susanna Ronconi, Forum Droghe (Italy) on the findings from four researches conducted by a network of CSOs during the lockdown.
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