|Titre :||What would an evidence based drug policy be like? [Editorial] (2014)|
|Auteurs :||N. SINGLETON ; J. STRANG|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||British Medical Journal (Vol.349, n°7987, 13 December 2014)|
|Article en page(s) :||g7493|
|Discipline :||SAN (Santé publique / Public health)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEDONNEE PROBANTE ; POLITIQUE
Policy must move beyond evidence based to evidence infused to produce public good.
In their foreword to the UK Home Office's comparison of drug policies in various countries, government ministers stated that "the UK will continue to advocate a balanced, evidence-based approach to the misuse of drugs internationally." In a subsequent Commons debate there was cross party support for the motion that "this House... believes that an evidence-based approach is required in order for... the Government to pursue the most effective drugs policy." This flurry of attention raises the question: what would an evidence-based drug policy look like?
Although the prohibitionist legislative framework is the main focus of calls for reform, it is just one element of policy. Most countries have drug policies that include activities to reduce the demand for drugs, the harms associated with their use, and their supply. Evidence-based policy suggests a neat menu of well evidenced interventions from which a government can select the right mix for its circumstances. [Extract]
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Sous-type de document :||Editorial|
|Affiliation :||National Addiction Centre (Institute of Psychiatry and The Maudsley), King’s College London, London, UK|