Doctors say UK drug policy should focus more on health

UK drugs policy needs a stronger health focus as criminalisation is deterring users from seeking help, say doctors
BBC News (UK)
Tuesday, January 15, 2013

injectionAlthough illicit drug use has been declining in the UK, long-term problem drug use and drug-related deaths are not decreasing, says the British Medical Association. Its Board of Science says evidence shows the current prohibitive approach to drug use is not working. It says doctors should inform drugs policy to put patients' needs first.