Druglink article 1998 – Law and order by Maggy Lee and Nigel South

Almost uniquely in the western world, the history of drug control in Britain has a tense fascination. The tension lies in the development of control policies which have generally sought to balance treatment with enforcement. Policy has usually been shaped with sufficient spirit of compromise and moderation to ensure that we have avoided some of the worst problems faced elsewhere – most notoriously the United States.

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