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

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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.

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