Debate

September 19, 2013: ALMOST ADDICTED:
Comments: 0 | Categories: Debate , Therapeutic Techniques
A NEW PIECE OF THE JIGSAW Most people who use illegal drugs do not fit the image of a dysfunctional addict. At one end of the spectrum are abstainers, at the other are people with a diagnosable substance-use disorder –...

April 23, 2012: RECOVERY ROADMAP: AN UNDEMOCRATIC SILENCE
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When the government’s “Recovery Roadmap” appeared in March, protests by those not known for supporting drug-free recovery dominated the twittersphere but not much elsewhere. What might seem more surprising was silence instead of positive comment from those with a history...

February 25, 2010: END OF THE LINE FOR THE NTA?
Comments: 5 | Categories: Debate , National Treatment Agency - DoH , News , Policies, legislation
AND FOR THE ACMD? Iain Duncan Smith MP has given a speech in which he calls for the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse to be replaced. He also advocates for rehab places to be quadrupled - and filled with...

January 6, 2010: MYTHBUSTERS: SEPARATING FACT FROM FICTION IN THE ACMD AND THE MEDIA
Comments: 13 | Categories: Cannabis comment , Current Affairs , Debate , Policies, legislation , Prevention
When Professor David Nutt was sacked by the Home Secretary for arguing against government policy on drug classification, he stated that his proposals were based on scientific evidence. Professor Andy Parrott goes mythbusting. It has been highly publicised across the...

August 4, 2009: START YOUR OWN DEBATE
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August 4, 2009: LEGALISATION WILL ENSLAVE PEOPLE
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by 'D' in recovery (name and address supplied) " I remember reading Theodore Dalrymple's piece when I was just in to my own recovery - and it helped change my views on legalisation, particularly where he talks about the 'enslavement'...