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Bretteville-Jensen, Anne Line and Mikulic, Sania and Bem, Pavel and Papamalis, Fivos and Harel-Fisch, Yossi and Sieroslawski, Janusz and Trigueiros, Fatima and Piscociu, Laura and Tsarev, Sergey and Altan, Peyman and Costa Storti, Claudia . (2017) Costs and unintended consequences of drug control policies. Strasbourg: Council of Europe, Co-operation Group to Combat Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Drugs (Pompidou Group). 70 p.

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There is broad consensus that one overall aim of drug policy is to advance the health and welfare of mankind and reduce the individual and public health-related, social and safety problems resulting from the abuse of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances. At the UN General assembly in April 2016, Heads of State and Governments reaffirmed their determination to prevent and treat the abuse of such substances and prevent and counter their illicit cultivation, production, manufacturing and trafficking.

 

Despite this general understanding, the design and content of national drug policies vary to a large extent. The variation partly reflects differences in the nature of national drug problems and the resources allocated to this policy field, but also reflects ideological differences in how governments respond to drug problems

Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Date:November 2017
Pages:70 p.
Publisher:Council of Europe, Co-operation Group to Combat Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Drugs (Pompidou Group)
Place of Publication:Strasbourg
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:G Health and disease > State of health > Physical health
G Health and disease > State of health > Mental health
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care economics
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on substance use
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Economic policy
VA Geographic area > International aspects

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