Western Europe remains at the forefront of evidence-based harm reduction and treatment interventions. The majority of the countries in the region have adopted a health-based strategy towards drug use (including decriminalisation of possession for personal use), and are moving towards more proportionate sentences for drug offences.
The Home Office announced its long-awaited strategy that pledges to crack down on drug dealers and cut demand by expanding education on drugs and alcohol and expanding the Prevention Information Service.
Workshop session within the International Conference on ‘Right to science and freedom of research on narcotic and psychotropic substances’, organized by Associazione Luca Coscioni (ALC) and hosted by the University of Turin (UNITO)
Scottish Drugs Forum say that Scottish Government should test models of independent advocacy services to ensure that sub-standard care, particularly in relation to underlying health conditions for this population
The conference brought together an array of international policy makers to focus on two primary issues; the growing significance of the internet as a platform for illicit drug transactions and the increasing use of synthetic drugs.