Young people & injecting drug use
About the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network
Te Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN) – previously known as the Central andEastern European Harm Reduction Network (CEEHRN) – is a regional network with a missionto support, develop, and advocate or harm reduction approaches in the feld o drugs, HIV, pub-lic health, and social exclusion by adhering to the principles o humanism, tolerance, partnershipand respect or human rights and reedoms.Founded in 1997, EHRN today brings together more than 260 individuals and organizationsrom 25 countries in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Te network’s members comerom both the public and private sectors and include government agencies, drug treatment andHIV proessionals, harm reduction organizations, researchers, activists, and community groups(especially those representing people living with HIV or drug users), as well as supporters andexperts rom outside the region. EHRN is governed by its members through a steering commit-tee o elected representatives. Te executive work is carried out by a secretariat based in Vilnius,Lithuania.Te main activities o the network include advocacy or better policies on HIV and drugs,inormational support and exchange, and capacity building or members and other stakeholdersinvolved in reducing drug-related harm in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. EHRNmembers and their allies seek to reduce drug-related harm, including the transmission o HIVand other blood-borne diseases, by promoting less repressive and less discriminatory policies a-ecting drug users and other vulnerable populations.Postal address Siauliu st. 5-1/21, Vilnius, 01133, Lithuaniaelephone +370 5 269 1600Fax +370 5 269 1601E-mail email@example.comWeb site www.harm-reduction.org© Copyright 2009, Eurasian Harm Reduction Network. Citing the source is necessary when us-ing parts o this publication. Please contact EHRN or permission i you wish to use the entirepublication.