The UK is rife with talk of drug legalisation. First, because most illicit drug use is either benign or at least innocuous. Second, because even when addiction is involved, punishment is not the right answer.
Sharing of non-sterile syringes by injecting drug users remains the main route of HIV transmission – over 59.2% of all registered HIV cases, according to the Federal Scientific and Methodological Center for AIDS Prevention and Control.
Prevention, treatment, harm reduction and enforcement. It’s been 10 years since the Four Pillars drug strategy has been official policy in Vancouver — and although the comprehensive model of dealing with the city’s drug epidemic has worked, it hasn’t been on the scale the policy’s author envisioned in 2001.
THE scourge of petrol-sniffing in suburban Adelaide needs to be confronted with Northern Territory-style laws after an 18-year-old man hanged himself in the city's west, the South Australian Coroner's Court has said.