The institution’s mission is to support, within a human rights framework, the construction and application of knowledge related to drug problems.

We understand drug problems and their diverse aspects related with the demand and sale, political control (social and penal), and their social, cultural and personal repercussions. Intercambios also tackles the problems surrounding HIV/AIDS, both in relation to drug use and in other, more general aspects.

Intercambios recognizes that the stigmatization and discriminization associated with these social problems often translates into practices that violate basic human rights. For these reasons, Intercambios dedicates its action to the ethical defense of Human Rights with a comittment to rigorous social science practice.