Evidence shows that penal measures alone, regardless of their strictness, fail to achieve their aim of reducing drug use. Moreover, in many cases, laws that criminalize drug use lead to negative consequences, such as stigmatization of people who use drugs, violation of human rights, difficult access to treatment and re-socialization etc.
Pursuing a Master’s degree in social policy, has a thirtheen years of experience on drug related issues; currently working as a manager of CEDR – Center for Education, Documentation and Research within HOPS. He has developed most of the harm reduction programs in Macedonia. He is activist for human rights of marginalized communities and member of several national and international committees and bodies for drugs, HIV/AIDS and human rights.