This course is the first of its kind, as it addresses critical issues related to drugs from a multidisciplinary, health and human rights-based approach. Questions that will be covered in the MOOC include what are drugs, why do people use them and why and how are they controlled; the benefits and harms of drugs to individuals and society worldwide ; how public health policies address drug use ; the negative consequences of widespread prohibitionist drug policies ; the special case of the lack of access to opioids and other controlled medicines and finally the case for drug policy reform.
The topics will be presented by over 40 speakers from scientific, academic and institutional backgrounds, spokespersons of civil society as well as people using drugs presenting their views. This course is available on Coursera in English, with Spanish, Russian and French subtitles.
This course is available on Coursera in English, with Spanish, Russian and French subtitles.