Introduction

Recovering Nepal is a National Federation of PUDs and Drug Service Organizations in Nepal. Recovering Nepal was originally founded in 2001 by energetic people who use drugs and PLHA to combat HIV and drugs and works through agreements with the government of Nepal. Recovering Nepal has 85 organizational members and informal individual members.

In 2003, a series of workshops were held where the drug users got an opportunity to share their experiences, reflect their feeling, observations, insights and learn from each other. These interactions led to the legal registration of Recovering Nepal in 2003. Since its establishment, Recovering Nepal has reached out to drug users via various support groups. Since May 2003, this group is serving as a strong network of committed people, who are helping in addressing the stigma discrimination, raising voice to promote besic rights, advocating for policy change and increasing quality access to affordable and comprehensive treatment and care for the PUDs who are living with HIV.

Recovering Nepal aims to influence the policies that improve the quality of lives of PUDs, reinstate their rights and create a supportive environment. The organization promotes provision of HIV and Harm Reduction services and advocate for the rights of PUDs while focusing on strengthening the capacity of PUDs and their organizations to respond to the HIV epidemic, especially at the grassroots level. It is an organization By PUDs and for PUDs. We seek to increase Participation of PUDs in designing effective policies and programs.