Transform Drug Policy Foundation.

Transform works to reduce drug-related harms through evidence-based reforms to policy and practice.


We believe that current drug laws damage everyone in society, especially the most vulnerable.  


We want to see a world in which drugs are regulated effectively, risks are reduced, and policy promotes health and social justice. 

Transform at Work

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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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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Recent Tweets

Watch our new film, 'Why I want to legally regulate drugs' - Shot in the favelas of Sao Paulo, it provides honest testimonies from people directly affected by the failed ‘war on drugs’ in one of Brazil’s poorest cities: https://t.co/QBXaeFBVTy

'Don't pin the opioid crisis just on Purdue. The guilt runs wide'

@ChrisMcGreal on how corporate lobbying/greed drove the US epidemic and is unpicking regulations meant to curb it

Ideally drug regulation should eliminate profit incentives to promote use


'China's Strongarm Approach to Drugs Does Not Work'

Over 10 million now dependent despite 1000s executed and millions incarcerated for forced treatment over decades

"China’s punitive approach to the problem will not help it go away"

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