Drug law reform: beyond prohibition

Law Drugs and alcohol Australia

Australia’s ‘tough on drugs’ policy has failed to significantly reduce domestic drug markets or confront drug-related mental health disorders, according to Andrew Macintosh. He finds that strict drug law enforcement policies have failed to dent illicit drug markets and have exacerbated the social cost of illicit drug use.This report calls on governments to shift the emphasis in dealing with illicit drugs from law enforcement to treatment and prevention strategies.

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