New generation, new problems, new drugs

Much has been done over recent years to tackle drug problems that harm individuals and corrode family life and communities across the UK. Yet, while some progress has been made, significant problems remain and new challenges are emerging.

‘Legal highs’ are increasingly available, with the internet providing new opportunities for drug dealers. New health and policing structures are changing delivery systems in much of the UK, and the recession is both threatening to worsen the social exclusion that underlies many drug problems and simultaneously reduce the ability of local areas to deal with these problems.

As part of our work on how drug policy can respond to these changing circumstances we are organising an invite-only conference at Glaziers Hall in November 2012, which will bring together drug policy specialists and those with expertise in other fields.

Please contact Leo Barasi for more information.

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