Tag Archive for policy

Beyond the fear factor

October 5th 2015 There have been proposals for drug consumption rooms in Dublin as part of the response to escalating heroin problems in the city. This is a perfectly valid and evidence-based harm reduction approach, but it is also a…

Treatment/Recovery – alcohol

An Independent Review into the impact on employment outcomes of drug or alcohol addiction, and obesity, 2016 The government asked Professor Dame Carol Black to undertake an independent review into how best to support people who are addicted to alcohol…

Alcohol control

Splitting the bill: Alcohol’s impact on the economy (PDF), 2017 Economic questions are central to the formation of alcohol policies, such as the setting of alcohol taxes, licensing requirements and marketing regulations. In particular, arguments around income, employment and trade…

Tobacco control

CLeaR local tobacco control assessment, 2017 Guidance for local authorities, public health bodies and the NHS on using ‘deep dive’ self-assessment tools to improve their tobacco control work | PHE, UK Towards a smoke-free generation: tobacco control plan for England, 2017…

Reform debate – drugs

Street Lottery: Cannabis Potency and Mental Health, 2017 This report provides a concise and compelling new account of the deleterious consequences of leaving cannabis in the hands of the black market. Drawing on insights from world class academics and original…

New psychoactive substances

Designer drugs, legal highs, NPS, novel psychoactive substances, research chemicals What are New Psychoactive Substances? New psychoactive substances (NPS) are drugs which were designed to replicate the effects of illegal substances like cannabis, cocaine and ecstasy whilst remaining legal – hence…

Druglink in 2015

In 2015 Druglink changed format to become a website. Below are the articles published before DrugScope closed in March 2015: Further down a stony road: reporting on the 2014 Street Drugs Trend Survey; Love me tender: the state of the…

What’s the Government doing about drugs?

Drug strategy 2017 The drug strategy 2017 sets out how the government and its partners, at local, national and international levels, will take new action to tackle drug misuse and the harms it causes | Home Office, UK Here are the…

What is the UK’s international approach to drugs?

The main elements in the UK’s strategy for dealing with international drug matters are through bilateral representations and multilateral action. The UK with its unique position in the UN, European Union and Commonwealth seeks a coherent approach across the three…

International

Assessing drug policy principles and practice Beckley Foundation report 2, 2004 (PDF) Reducing drug-related harms to health Beckley Foundation report 4, 2004 (PDF) Reducing drug-related crime Beckley Foundation report 5, 2005 (PDF) Facing the future – the challenges for national…