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How can enforcement agencies reduce drug harm?

The UK Drug Policy Commission recently published a literature review by academics at King’s College London which found that drug markets are extremely resilient to supply-side enforcement efforts, as those involved in such activity will be only too aware.

Whilst a level of enforcement is able to contain the market and bring dealers to justice, markets will adapt to increased seizures or convictions without any significant, long-term effect on street-level availability. However, the report found that enforcement agencies do have a role to play in reducing the harms caused by drugs and drug markets.

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How can enforcement agencies reduce drug harm?
Publication date 11th September 2008
Categories Enforcement, Crime and JusticePrevention and Public Health
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