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Scientific evidence and drug policy - a marriage on the rocks
Playing relationship counsellor – can we avert a divorce between scientific evidence and drug policy? Asks Dr Marianne Jauncey
North Korea using crystal meth to keep exhausted population working
According to experts, the drug is now highly prevalent in North Korea and comes at a time when the economy is being squeezed.
A doctor tries to lower barriers to methadone treatment
Dr Austin O’Carroll holds regular clinics in a meet-people-where-they-are spirit – trying to erode some of the barriers that prevent Dublin’s homeless from accessing the methadone treatment they need.
Publications
Stigma among health professionals towards patients with substance use disorders and its consequences for healthcare delivery Healthcare professionals are crucial in the identification and accessibility to treatment for people with substance use disorders. Our objective was to assess health professionals’ attitudes towards patients with substance use disorders and examine the consequences of these attitudes on healthcare delivery for these patients in Western countries.
Decriminalize all drug possession? Not a bad idea: Editorial NDP leadership Jagmeet Singh’s decriminalization proposal, while politically bold, reflects a view that is relatively uncontroversial among public health experts. (DARRYL DYCK / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Playing relationship counsellor – can we avert a divorce between scientific evidence and drug policy? Nowhere is the divorce between rhetoric and reality more evident than in the formulation of global drug policies, where too often emotions and ideology rather than evidence have prevailed.