We publish below our response to the call for written evidence from the Independent Reviewer of Drugs, Dame Carol Black. The review has two parts, with the first focusing on the demographics of drug use and the features of drug markets. The call for written evidence is part of this first part.
We cover many questions posed by the reviewer, including:
- What are the harms to individuals, families and communities resulting from drug use (including physical, mental, social and economic)?
- What are the barriers to receiving effective treatment in the UK? How might they be overcome?
- What policy changes or improvements do you think would have the biggest impact on reducing the harm from drug use and/or supply?