We want a world where drugs are regulated, harm is reduced, and policy promotes health and social justice.

Transform Drug Policy Foundation is an independent charity that works to change the way drugs are controlled. For over 50 years, the war on drugs has harmed communities, increased the risk to individuals and gifted a multi-billion dollar trade to criminal gangs and networks.

Our drug laws are not fit for purpose. Transform promotes awareness of effective alternatives, provides new models of regulation, and supports those who are moving towards better approaches.

Transform at work.

Anyones Child Mass Lobby of Parliament

Anyone’s Child Campaign.

Families calling for legal regulation

Count the Costs Campaign.

Who pays the real price for prohibition?

International Action.

Taking evidence to the top

Drug Consumption Room Canada

Local Reforms.

Reducing drug harms locally & regionally.



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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  • Bristol Take Drugs Seriously Crowd

Bristol: Take Drugs Seriously

Transform recently partnered with the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England to host a series of events showcasing the diverse range of work being done around drugs and drug policy in the city. 

Principles of drug policy reform

In September 2019. twenty-five experts met at St George's House to discuss drug policy. The report from that consultation set outs some key principles for reform.

  • Boris Johnson PMQs

Drug policy must be a focus of this new parliament

Today’s election result has changed the political landscape. It may seem to be all about Brexit, but once the dust has settled, the new government is going to have to get back to the business of addressing the deep, underlying social problems this country faces. Like it or not, one of those issues must be drug policy.


Transform’s 5 Models of regulation.


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

Licensed Retailers.

Sales to adult users for drugs such as cannabis

Licensed Premises.

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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