The UK government has published its 2017 drug strategy,12 and we are greatly concerned at the lack of focus on harm reduction—an evidence based response that protects people and saves lives—at a time when drug related deaths are the highest on record. The government acknowledges in the strategy that the rise in drug related deaths is dramatic.
- 2015 – 2016: two more years of saving lives
- Raves and the rolling stones: the history of drugs charity Release
- Self-Harm, methadone use and drug-related deaths amongst those registered as being of no fixed abode or homeless in Ireland
- Alleviating the access abyss in palliative care and pain relief—an imperative of universal health coverage: the Lancet Commission report
- Using the UN human rights system to advocate for access to palliative care and pain relief
- Why we should conduct research in collaboration with people who use alcohol and other drugs
- Harm reduction in MENA: where do we stand?
- Heroin uncertainties: Exploring users’ perceptions of fentanyl-adulterated and -substituted 'heroin'
- Evaluating drug policy: a seven-step guide to support the commissioning and managing of evaluations