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

Alcohol care teams in district general hospitals: resources, 2019 A set of resources for alcohol care teams, including a case study and assessment checklist, co-produced with Public Health England | NHS and PHE, UK The hardest hit: Addressing the crisis…

Alcohol control

Alcohol labelling policies: most countries lagging behind in promoting healthier choices, 2020 According to a new report, labelling of alcoholic beverages is not consistent or even considered in many countries in the WHO European Region. The new Health Evidence Network…

Tobacco control

Ban on menthol flavoured cigarettes comes into force on 20 May 2020 From Wednesday 20th May 2020, the sale of menthol flavoured cigarettes will be prohibited.The legislation stems from the EU Tobacco Products Directive 2014. It has been transposed into…

Reform debate – drugs

Scottish Affairs Committee calls for decriminalisation and safe drug consumption rooms, 2019 Drug-related deaths in Scotland reached an all-time high of 1,187 last year. In what has been one of the most extensive inquiries ever conducted into problem drug use…

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…