Drug Problems, Drug Policies

  • David Whynes


This book is written at a time when drug use occupies a particularly prominent position on the UK political agenda, a time also when an indigenous approach to drug control known as the ‘British system’ appears finally to have fallen from grace. The debate over the appropriate direction and content of drugs policy is more heated now than at any time in the past, a reflection of changing perceptions of the magnitude and nature of the British drug problem. That such a debate is taking place is, of course, both right and proper, and the papers in this collection are offered as further contributions in the search for the appropriate policy response. This introductory essay outlines a background for the ensuing discussions.


Drug User Illicit Drug Drug Control Drug Policy Drug Problem 
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