ASUD / France

‘Today we are supported by the same people who once were our opponents years ago”

ASUD is one of the oldest user groups in Europe, and probably the longest active network of people using drugs in the world.  Over the years ASUD has developed into a solid organisation with staff of a dozen employed, including 50 activists, and 3 local chapters. One of our recent successes is the establishment of the virtual Rights of Drug Users Observatory)on the website which allows users to report bad conditions of poor treatment, or an occurring situation of stigmatization. The Observatory has a monitoring and advocacy function of protecting civil rights of people who use drugs.