Drugs policy

Guide

14 Mar 2019
54

These guidelines cover a diverse set of substantive issues ranging from development to criminal justice to public health. The guidelines were developed by a coalition of UN Member States, WHO, UNAIDS, UNDP and leading human rights and drug policy experts.

Report

Pathways to recovery: how can Canadians overcome opioid addiction?
14 Mar 2019
5

This report discusses opportunities for policy makers to engage on harm reduction, equitable access to treatment and support, and collaboration and coordination, to stem the tide of the opioid crisis in Canada.

Briefing paper

19 Dec 2018
482

Drug use at music festivals has become a public safety concern in NSW, one that has led to a number of deaths in recent years. This paper provides an overview of the main recommendations of the Expert Panel report entitled Keeping People Safe at Music...

Report

11 Dec 2018
101

This report finds that global harm reduction response has effectively stalled. Overdose, HIV and Hepatitis C crises continue, among a myriad of other health and social problems related to drug use and drug policy.

Report

Our drug laws are tearing apart our social fabric, as well as harming drug users and their families
2 Nov 2018
163

This report examines the health and social harms caused or worsened by current drug policies. It is the result of an unprecedented Australia21 collaboration between experts in drug law, drug treatment and community welfare.

Report

A civil society shadow report
21 Oct 2018
34

This report evaluates the impacts of drug policies implemented across the world over the past decade, using data from the United Nations (UN), complemented with peer-reviewed academic research and grey literature reports from civil society.

Report

6 Aug 2018
176

The recommendations in this report call on the NSW government to significantly increase drug and alcohol rehabilitation funding and services in regional, rural and remote areas. The report also recommends several measures for addressing drug and alcohol related crime throughout the state.

Report

27 Mar 2018
238

Drug law reform is an incredibly complex area of public policy. This is due to the interweaving nature of the relevant issues and the challenges arising from drug use and its consequences. This complexity is also due to conflicting views about how best to address...

Report

19 Mar 2018
66

Based on in-depth interviews with over 50 key stakeholders, this report from the United Kingdom concludes that the major perceived barriers to implementation of initiatives to reduce drug-related harm can be overcome through partnership working and a greater understanding of their wider positive impact among...

Briefing paper

Background paper commissioned by the EMCDDA for Health and social responses to drug problems: a European guide
30 Oct 2017
17

Summary

A number of European countries have implemented drug checking with the aim of providing targeted preventive messages to recreational drug users. This approach, which is more individualised than mass media campaigns, provides an incentive for drug users to participate in a dialogue...

Strategy

25 Jul 2017
460

This purpose of this strategy document is to provide a national framework which identifies national priorities relating to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, guides action by governments in partnership with service providers and the community, and outlines a national commitment to harm minimisation.

Report

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 535
30 Jun 2017
168

This paper outlines the regulatory requirements of different U.S states for managing medicinal and recreational marijuana use, and the costs and benefits of these measures.

Report

20 Mar 2017
270

Senior police, prison officers and lawyers are standing side-by-side with drug users calling for law reform, to bring an end to killing and criminalising young Australians.

Drug-related deaths, diseases, injuries, crimes and social costs continue to rise despite more than 80,000 consumer arrests in...

Report

22 Nov 2016
1

Services to reduce drug-related harms are failing to keep up with growing need, despite pledges to combat AIDS among people who inject drugs.

Audio

11 Aug 2016
77

A cross-party group of MPs are hosting a harm minimisation summit, saying progress in the area has stalled since the pioneering medically supervised injecting room was controversially opened in Kings Cross fifteen years ago. The centre remains controversial and the Assistant Health Minister, Pru Goward,...

Report

21 Jun 2016
120

From a public health perspective, the purpose of a good drugs strategy should be to improve and protect the public’s health and wellbeing by preventing and reducing the harm linked to substance use, whilst also balancing any potential medicinal benefits. RSPH is calling for the...

Evaluation

Report

31 Mar 2016
149

The purpose of this review is to provide an overview of the use of illicit drugs among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia. It provides general information on the context of illicit drug use in Australia and the factors of particular relevance to...

Report

1 Dec 2014
1

The Global State of Harm Reduction 2014 continues to map the response to drug-related HIV, viral hepatitis and tuberculosis.

It also integrates updated information on harm reduction services into each regional chapter, including on needle and syringe programmes (NSPs) and opioid substitution therapy...

Report

Key issues for broadening the response
15 Apr 2010
4

This is the second major report in the series. It provides a region-by-region update of key developments in harm reduction since the first Global State report was released in 2008.

Report

18 Sep 2009
343

Methamphetamine and heroin purchases decrease significantly as the price of methamphetamine increase, by as much as 27 per cent on a 10 per cent price rise, according to this report.

One of the core objectives of supply-side drug law enforcement is to reduce drug...

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