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

The hardest hit: Addressing the crisis in alcohol treatment services (PDF), 2018 This research warns that the alcohol treatment sector is in crisis. These services are entering into a cycle of disinvestment, staff depletion, and reduced capacity, and this is…

Alcohol control

Guidance on the Implementation of Minimum Pricing for Alcohol: For sellers of alcohol and enforcement authorities in Scotland (PDF), 2018 On the 1st May 2018 Scotland introduced Minimum Unit Pricing. The minimum price of alcohol is set at 50p per…

Tobacco control

No Fire, No Smoke: the Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction Report 2018 Every six seconds someone dies from a smoking-related disease and the problem is likely to worsen; the steep smoking declines in richer countries are slowing while in…

Reform debate – drugs

Regulation: The Responsible Control of Drugs (PDF) This report examines in detail how governments can take control of currently illegal drug markets through responsible regulation, thereby weakening criminal organizations that now profit from them | GCDP, Switzerland Cannabis-derived medicinal products…

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…