Promoting public health, human rights and social justice through drug policy reform

For over 50 years, the war on drugs has caused injustice, suffering and tragedy to communities across the world. It’s time to bring it to en end.

We are dedicated to making alternative drug policies a reality. By showing how things can be different, influencing those with the power to change, and providing a voice for people directly harmed by drug policy failures, we aim to make a better future possible for all.

The 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act is now 50 years old. For half a century, it has damaged people and communities, undermined science and entrenched social injustice. It is not fit for purpose. For every year it remains in place, billions of pounds will be wasted, thousands of lives lost, and countless people needlessly criminalised. This has to stop. We will be working with Release, DrugScience and other partners throughout 2021 to build support for change. 

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What we do

Anyones Child Mass Lobby of Parliament

Supporting advocates

Our Anyone’s Child campaign works with families who wish to change current drug laws, both in the UK and worldwide

Students discussing drug policy reform at an event in Bristol

Informing the public

We analyse, evaluate and communicate evidence to inform the public, practitioners and policymakers on the effects of drug policy

Developing policy

We develop a vision for the future through our policy models for regulation.

Drug Consumption Room Canada

Making change happen

We work directly with policymakers and practitioners to support change on the ground, both locally and nationally.


Our extensive library of books and briefings sets out the global research on drug policy, including our flagship publication, ‘After the War on Drugs: Blueprint for Regulation’.

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Transform’s 5 Models of regulation

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Medical prescriptions – for registered users of drugs such as injectable heroin

Specialist Pharmacists.

Sales to registered adult users – for drugs such as amphetamine, powder cocaine and MDMA

Licenses for ‘off’ sales

Sales to adult users for drugs such as cannabis

Licenses for ‘on’ sales

Sale and consumption for adult users – similar to Dutch ‘coffee shops’ – for drugs such as cannabis

Unlicensed Premises.

Sale of lower-risk products such as caffeinated drinks and coca tea

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