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DOCUMENT 2010 HTM file
The Patel report: Reducing drug-related crime and rehabilitating offenders

Investigation and recommendations from an expert group on drug treatment and interventions for people in prison in England calls for a clear focus on recovery and for the commissioning and coordination measures needed to improve outcomes without extra resources.

REVIEW 2010 HTM file
Is the therapeutic community an evidence-based treatment? What the evidence says

By means of this review of prominent North American trials and meta-analyses, a leading researcher in to therapeutic communities tries to settle the issue of whether these effectively and cost-effectively treat addiction, so research can move on to how to make them more effective.

STUDY 2010 HTM file
Problem drug users’ experiences of employment and the benefit system

Substantial barriers to employment were revealed by interviews with problem drug users in England currently or recently in treatment and with staff who worked with drug users. Includes review of relevant international research.

REVIEW 2010 HTM file
Drugs, crime and public health: the political economy of drug policy

Book which includes a critique of the evidence that crime reduction measures featuring coerced treatment for offenders have reduced overall crime levels in Britain and more generally of the use of evidence in policymaking, based partly on observations made while the author was a government adviser.

DOCUMENT 2010 HTM file
Drug Strategy 2010. Reducing Demand, Restricting Supply, Building Recovery: Supporting People to Live a Drug Free Life

2010 English national drug strategy: "A fundamental difference [from] those that have gone before is that instead of focusing primarily on reducing the harms caused by drug misuse, [we will] go much further and offer every support for people to choose recovery as an achievable way out of dependency."

STUDY 2006 PDF file 111Kb
Lessons of failure of Scottish scheme to link released prisoners to services

From 2001 an innovative Scottish scheme aimed to seamlessly link problem drug users released from prison to the services they needed to stay out of trouble; its failure shows how intensive and systematic such attempts must be to overcome logistical barriers and motivate the offender.

STUDY 2010 HTM file
HIV infection during limited versus combined HIV prevention programs for IDUs in New York City: the importance of transmission behaviors

From New York, a success story of the reversal of a serious epidemic of HIV among injectors, with mass needle exchange in the starring role. It adds weight to studies which collectively indicate that multi-strand approaches featuring high-coverage syringe provision can curb the spread of HIV.

STUDY 2009 HTM file
Review of the Glasgow & Fife drug courts

For Britain, US-inspired drug courts seemed a way to meld justice with treatment in to a more powerful anti-crime force than looser liaisons. But this Scottish study found no detectable anti-crime benefit; instead the main impact seems to have been to substantially raise costs.

REVIEW 2009 HTM file
Refocusing drug-related law enforcement to address harms

'Target enforcement to reduce individual and community harm' is the premise of this report from a UK drug policy think tank, one which seems widely understood, though in some quarters, deeply contested.

DOCUMENT 2006 PDF file 1326Kb
The Rolleston legacy

In British drug policy no document has more claim to the term 'classic' than the 1926 Rolleston report, which enshrined doctors' freedom to prescribe opiates to opiate addicts.


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