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Reform the law on incarcerating drug addicts, introducing harm reduction clinics

The 'Harm Reduction' drug policy used in Switzerland in the 1980's has had a range of positive impacts on addicts, and should be used in the UK.Two-Thirds of the addicts who entered the harm-reduction clinics found full time jobs as they did not spend their time and money financing their addiction.

- http://vancouver.ca/people-programs/four-pillars-drug-strategy.aspx
- https://www.globalcommissionondrugs.org/the-hardline-approach-to-drugs-must-end-by-richard-branson/
- http://www.smh.com.au/comment/swiss-recipe-for-dealing-with-drug-addiction-proves-a-success-20130622-2opcj.html

The benefits that addicts can receive from the harm reduction strategy hugely outweighs the 'positives' brought by the more traditional, hard-line policy that punishes and incarcerates addicts which inevitably worsens their addiction and leaves them stripped of opportunities when released.

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Created By

Rory York

Created On

Tuesday 13 March 2018

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Wednesday 12 September 2018

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