BADD / Bucharest, Romania

‘We felt the need to create a group that can speak on our behalf.’

“Our group is called BADD, The Brigade of Activists in the Drug Domain.  We are an informal group of users and ex-users, currently under the umbrella of the NGO Carusel.  Upon being created, there are 10 members in the group, former and active drug users, including specialists working with drug users.

This initiative came to existence by observing the need for a voice that is representative for drug users in our city Bucharest. This is extremely important, especially in our country where we are witnessing a recent outbreak of HIV among injecting drug users.”