Drugs Policy

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    Summary

    • A healthcare model to support current drug users and their families.
    • Improve funding for services and facilities for drug users including counselling, occupational therapy, social support and psychotherapy.
    • Reverse the cuts to Community and Voluntary drug services. Restore Community Task Force teams on drug addiction.
    • Education to replace criminalisation as a method of deterrence.
    • Information on drug safety should be commonly available via our health service, our schools and universities, at music festivals and in commercial venues.
    • Integrated substance abuse and mental health services.
    • Safe injecting rooms and pill testing centres could be established such as those in the Netherlands.
    • Establish a State body to work closely with the Health Products Regulatory Authority to scientifically examine drugs that people take socially.
    • State run distribution services with high levels of regulation and supervision including proper funding for needle exchange.
    • Oppose the commodification and promotion of addictive drugs such as that engaged in by tobacco and alcohol companies.
    • Move towards the Portuguese Model to undermine criminal gangs. Immediately decriminalise possession for personal use and low level distribution.
    • Controls on the Pharma Industry to reduce the abuse of prescription drugs.
    • Tackle the inequality, deprivation and oppression that create the material conditions for problematic drug use.
    • Legislate for the use of medicinal cannabis for pain management of chronic conditions.