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Global Commission on Drug Policy. (2018) The world drug perception problem: countering prejudices about people who use drugs. Geneva: Global Commission on Drug Policy. 44 p.

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Drug policy reforms have been difficult to design, legislate or implement because current policies and responses are often based on perceptions and passionate beliefs, and what should be factual discussions leading to effective policies are frequently treated as moral debates. The present report aims to analyze the most common perceptions and fears, contrast them with available evidence on drugs and the people who use them, and provides recommendations on changes that must be enacted to support reforms toward more effective drug policies.

Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Date:January 2018
Pages:44 p.
Publisher:Global Commission on Drug Policy
Corporate Creators:Global Commission on Drug Policy
Place of Publication:Geneva
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Natural history of substance use > Recovery
F Concepts in psychology > Attitude and behaviour > Attitude toward substance use > Attitude toward substance user
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Substance use prevention > Substance use harm reduction
MM-MO Crime and law > Crime > Substance related crime
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on substance use
N Communication, information and education > Message (portrayal of substance use) > Portrayal of substance use in the media
VA Geographic area > International aspects

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