[BBC News Online] Deprivation is at the root of much drug misuse - Scottish Drugs Forum. (23 Jun 2006)
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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