Społeczna Inicjatywa Narkopolityki (Social Drug Policy Initiative) is a non-profit organization providing harm reduction services and education for change towards evidence-based drug policy.
Społeczna Inicjatywa Narkopolityki
SIN was formed as a network of science clubs at universities, which unites youth, students and academic staff who want to change the prohibition based drug policy in Poland and around the world. The initiative is in dedicated to drug policy reform based on scientific evidence and principles of respect for human freedom and dignity.
We support the idea of decriminalization for possession of intoxicating substances for personal use, allowing addicted people access to a wide variety and effective forms of treatment, reduction of harm arising for drug use and admittance of illegal substances for medical use in certain situations.
Since 2015, we work at club events and music festivals and we offer damage reduction services. The main goal of our action is to make sure that regardless of what decisions you make at parties, you have fun and keep it safe.
We deal with drug education and harm reduction actions. We leave the assumption that it’s best not to start using drugs, or to stop if you do so, however, it’s not always possible. If you are already using, we educate on how to do it with least damage possible. For many years, this approach saves many lives in many countries around the world. Harm reduction activities are recommended and carried out by the United Nations; European Union (EU Drug strategy 2013-2020); National Bureau for the Prevention of Drug Addiction; Red Cross; Doctors Without Borders and hundreds of other institutions and organizations dealing with the use of psychoactive substances.
You want to join the project or start testing drugs at work?
Contact us at [email protected]pl.
SIN Laboratory and Precursor
SIN and Foundation Prekursor working with Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology and the National Institute of Medicines received funding from the National Health Program. In July 2018, we will gather 250 pilot samples. For time being, we are working on an analytical method effective in polish conditions.
Application TestDrugs (Android)
SIN has created an application that makes it easier to distinguish between substances with the use of colorimetric reagents and Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC). The application also contains an extensive database of over 550 psychoactive substances and harm reduction tips.