The COVID-19 crisis has now left an impact on every aspect of our lives, and we need to ramp up support for people with drug problems for the safety of wider society.
Most drug using behaviours can increase the risks of Covid-19 transmission – whether you are smoking a joint, snorting cocaine, or injecting heroin – but basic precautions can reduce these risks.
Hitting Heroin and Crack Markets: Funding Heroin Assisted Treatment through increased Proceeds of Crime Act Money.
One of the barriers to Heroin Assisted Treatment is a lack of funding. In this briefing we explain how to seed-fund HAT using the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA).
By prohibiting drugs that are increasingly in demand, an extremely lucrative market has been gifted to organised crime. This briefing exposes the exploitation of young and vulnerable people as a direct result of drug prohibition, through the ‘county lines’ drug supply phenomenon.
Read our submission to the Scottish Affairs Committee inquiry into Problem Drug Use in Scotland here
Joint submission by Transform and Release to the Health and Social Care Committee inquiry on medicinal cannabis
A UN Board, representing 31 UN agencies, has endorsed the decriminalisation of people who use drugs
Because cannabis is banned, ‘Spice’ was developed as a ‘legal high’ alternative. Repeated attempts to ban Spice have failed to stop use rising among homeless people, and in prisons. More [...]
An increasingly common way young people are exposed to organised crime is through ‘County Lines Exploitation’. Like alcohol Prohibition in the US during the 1920’s & 30’s, drug prohibition has [...]
Turkey’s opium trade: successfully transitioning from illicit production to a legally regulated market.
Turkey’s move from illicit to licit opium production for medicinal use demonstrates that an orderly transition, with a range of benefits for the producer country, is possible in places [...]