This seminar will offer a definition of the concept of harm reduction, its key components and underlying principles. It will also provide an overview of harm reduction coverage across the world, examples of best practice, as well as evidence of effectiveness. It will conclude with a series of recommendations on implementation.
Experts on drug control from the worlds of science, media, economics, policy and law enforcement will discuss what goes on behind the scenes of British drug control policy-making, and where the future may take us.
If you do have a search, you'll notice that barely an hour goes by without a news story about drugs. But like any industry - and like drugs themselves - quality is everything. What’s our fascination? How can we press dialogue into action? And let’s test the purity of drug journalism?
This is a timely follow up from the landmark April 2016 United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drugs – an event which showed intense but frustrated pressure for reform and profound division over future direction.