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A: Consumidores Associados Sobrevivem Organizados
Alameda Jean Piaget, 100 | Apartado 1523
4411-801 Arcozelo - V. N. Gaia
W: http://www.caso.no.sapo.pt
W: http://www.facebook.com/casop
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CASO is the first association of drug users to be legalized in Portugal.
Our main goal is to promote rights, health and dignity of drug users and to achieve that we try to:

  • Develop education strategies for drug users;
  • Ensure that our messages about safe consumption are relevant and adjusted;
  • Cooperate with outreach teams;
  • Cooperate with governmental and private organizations, issuing opinions on matters that we believe are important for the users and also making suggestions and initiatives which seem to be convenient;- Promote contacts between associations, conducting regular meetings of drug users, partners and associates;
  • Conduct specialized courses and internships.

Some of the most relevant activities, in the last year were:

  • Participation at the IHRA Conference held in Liverpool, in April;
  • Participation at the South Sub Regional Network in Oporto, in October;
  • Participation at the 1st. Conference about Peer Work held in Oporto, in October;
  • Participation at the Correlation Outreach Peer Support Seminar, held in Prague, in November;
  • Participation at the 2nd. National Meeting of Harm Reduction held in Oporto, in November.


2) Diferença Real
A: rua 25 de abril 292 rc  4710-914 Braga
T: 00351 914270480
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Description: we have a two pronged strategy: 1) to try to influence the various political parties to implement a better legal and political system of drug regulation, and 2) to defend the rights of people who use drugs in Portugal, mostly those receiving opiate substitution treatments (the great majority). Unfortunately we have for example a methadone distribution system that seems to prioritise the interests of the doctors and nurses over that of the users.