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International Drug Policy Consortium. (2016) IDPC drug policy guide. London: International Drug Policy Consortium.

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The IDPC Drug Policy Guide brings together global evidence, best practice and experiences to provide expert analysis across the spectrum of drug policy.

Each chapter of the Guide introduces a specific policy challenge or principle, and presents advice and recommendations to promote effective, balanced and humane drug policies at the national, regional and international levels:
• Chapter 1 describes the five core policy principles to which all IDPC members agree as the basis for our collective advocacy work
• Chapter 2 outlines the key issues related to public health – from scheduling and access to essential medicines, to drug prevention, harm reduction and treatment services.
• Chapter 3 offers guidance on the criminal justice system – including alternatives to incarceration, proportionate sentencing, regulated markets and decriminalisation, as well as policies in prisons.
• Chapter 4 finally turns to development, alternative livelihoods and the rights of indigenous groups.

Item Type
Publication Type
International, Report
Drug Type
Substances (not alcohol/tobacco), Cannabis, CNS depressants / Sedatives, CNS stimulants, Cocaine, Inhalents and solvents, Opioid, New psychoactive substance, Prescription/Over the counter
Intervention Type
General / Comprehensive, Treatment method, Prevention, Harm reduction, Crime prevention, Policy
March 2016
152 p.
International Drug Policy Consortium
Corporate Creators
International Drug Policy Consortium
Place of Publication
3rd edition

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