Alternatives to prohibition illicit drugs: how we can stop killing and criminalising young Australians

Social issues Youth Crime Drugs and alcohol Drug abuse Drug crime Drug abuse treatment Australia
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This report follows from a Roundtable discussion held in July 2012 to consider new approaches to public policy about illicit drugs in Australia.
An earlier Australia21 report launched in April 2012 had concluded that attempts to control drug use through the criminal justice system have clearly failed. They have also caused the needless and damaging criminalisation of too many young people, often with adverse life-changing consequences, including premature death from overdose.

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