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Mainline International

Mainline International

Frederik Hendrikstraat 111-115, Amsterdam, 1052 HN, Netherlands

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About Pioneers in harm reduction
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Mission It is Mainlines mission to improve the health and rights of people who use drugs;

without a primary focus on the reduction of drug use and with respect for the individual drug user's freedom of choice and capabilities.
Description For 25 years, Mainline has been providing health education, offering training, a lifestyle magazine, and working with partner organizations abroad. All dedicated to the principle of harm reduction.


All of Mainline’s activities are carried out in the interests of harm reduction. Harm reduction offers people the chance to control their use of drugs and take back their own lives within realistic boundaries. Harm reduction thus restores human dignity and increases quality of life for people who use drugs.

Core values:

The experiences and motivations of people who use drugs and the contexts in which drug use takes place constitute the point of departure for Mainline’s actions. Furthermore, Mainline works on the basis of the following norms and values:

• Non-moralising
• Evidence-based
• People-centred
• Authentic - creative and free-thinking
• Pragmatic - we get to work
• Activist


1. Offering and implementing harm reduction interventions
2. Promoting the human rights of people who use drugs
3. Supporting and promoting harm reduction as a method and as a broad mindset
Founded 1991
  • Frederik Hendrikstraat 111-115, Amsterdam, 1052 HN, Netherlands
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