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Welcome to Druglink

Druglink is a bi-monthly magazine for all those UK professionals interested in drugs and drug-related issues whether it's treatment, public health, education and prevention, criminal justice or international. Druglink includes the latest news, feature articles, interviews, factsheets, reviews and listings.

Latest issue: May/June 2014, 26(3)

Druglink Cover May June 2014

In this edition of Druglink, Harry Shapiro talks to John Collins, coordinator of the drug policy project at LSE IDEAS, about their recently published report – Ending the Drug Wars – and why de-escalation and incremental change is the way forward (The Druglink Interview,p18). This article is available as a free download. Max Daly sheds light on the world of the student dealer (Higher Education, p10), David Ader looks at whether psychedelic drugs could really have therapeutic potential for people with mental health problems (The acid test, p16) and in the second half of her two-part feature, Sara McGrail considers the supermarket model of commissioning (Buy one, get one free, p6). Jessica Magson, recipient of a Winston Churchill Fellowship, discusses the benefits of decriminalisation having spent time witnessing it first-hand in Portugal, the Czech Republic and Uruguay (Wrong arm of the law? p24) and the magazine reports on a rise in the use of heroin in the US (Smack is back…but not here, p22) and whether incentivising drug users helps to improve health outcomes (Money talks, p12)

  • Free article this issue: Harry Shapiro talks to John Collins, coordinator of the drug policy project at LSE IDEAS, about their recently published report – Ending the Drug Wars – and why de-escalation and incremental change is the way forward (PDF)
  • Please also see a contents page (PDF)

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