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 overall aim of the research is to provide data on the current extent and nature of stigma amongst the Scottish general public towards people with drug dependence and people who have recovered from drug dependence.
This report presents the key activities performed by the EMCDDA and Europol in 2015 and the results of the implementation of Council Decision 2005/387/JHA on the information exchange, risk assessment and control of new psychoactive substances, including new psychoactive substances notified in 2015.
Join the next live event for the Stop and Search podcast with the Distraction Pieces Network, in association with LEAP UK. On this month’s panel there will be discussions about how drugs invade our culture and become ingrained within the entertainment world.