Problem drug use will never be tackled effectively unless efforts are made to overcome poverty, according to the Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF).
David Liddell, director of the drugs charity, told a conference in Glasgow that drug problems were wrongly seen as a medical or criminal justice issue. He said they should instead be regarded as a social problem and a symptom of a dysfunctional society. The conference is being held to mark the 20th anniversary of the SDF.
|Source:||BBC News Online|
|Date:||23 June 2006|
|Subjects:||VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom > Scotland|
M Social sciences, economics, law and crime > Social condition > Poverty
A AOD use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence of AOD use
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