In this report, UKDPC proposes a radical rethink of how we structure our response to drug problems. It analyses the evidence for how policies and interventions could be improved, with recommendations for policymakers and practitioners to address the new and established challenges associated with drug use.
This study of drug policy governance involved a wide range of people including current and former ministers, parliamentarians, and senior civil servants. It has identified areas where adopting new processes or structures could help to increase the effectiveness of drug policy.
The stigma attached to drug users and the effect that has on them, their families and society is rarely reported. But the media can play an important role in increasing public understanding about the nature of the drug addiction and ways to overcome it. This guide for journalists sets out to explain the problem and suggest how the media can help.
The structures for addressing the problems associated with illicit drugs in England are experiencing an unprecedented level of change. This report looks at how these reforms, combined with budget cuts, could affect the delivery of drug services.
This briefing considers the role of enforcement agencies in the reduction of harms caused by illicit drug use and drug markets and related enforcement activity. It presents a ‘Real Impact Drug Enforcement’ approach, backed up by case study examples and practical tools.
Up to 80% of problem drug users are unemployed, yet work has been shown to be an important component of rehabilitation and reintegration into society, reducing the likelihood of relapse. This report reaches a wide range of conclusions on getting problem drug users ‘fit for the job’ and addressing employers’ concerns.