Drugs - Without the Hot Air: Minimising the Harms of Legal and Illegal Drugs (Paperback) - Common

Drugs - Without the Hot Air: Minimising the Harms of Legal and Illegal Drugs (Paperback) - Common

Language: English

Pages: 368


Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

David Nutt ("the scientist sacked by the government") explains the science of what drugs are and how they work. This lets us quantify and compare the harms caused by different drugs. With this information we can radically transform drugs law, and hugely reduce crime and all the other social, economic and health harms.

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problem at a time, forcing them to choose between being treated for their addiction or for their TB. Since drug users’ lives are often chaotic anyway, being unable to receive holistic care means that they often move between different treatment programmes, stopping and starting courses of different sorts of medication – exactly the circumstances that cause viruses to mutate. The result is one of the highest rates of multidrug-resistant TB in the world, a hazard to health that extends beyond the

organisations that supply drugs are often involved in people-trafficking and modern slavery, and they actively work to corrupt and destabilise governments. 29Al Qaeda is principally funded by opium and cannabis production, and 30Mexican drug cartels are involved in kidnapping, counterfeiting and business extortion, as well as being responsible for tens of thousands of murders. The corrupting effects of drug money have been seen most recently in the West African countries which have become the

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2006. The report still thought that ketamine’s dependence profile was low and that it would primarily be used in the poly drug setting: we thought the main harm it was doing was interacting with other substances, making intoxicated people less aware of their surroundings so they were more prone to accidents and misadventure. The scores our expert panel gave ketamine over the 16 criteria in our 2010 paper were largely based on our understanding of the drug from the ACMD’s 2004 report. In the

money in dealing with them, just for carrying a leaf that is legal in the UK. Khat is a source of tension amongst many immigrant communities in the UK, with some seeing it as an important piece of their cultural heritage, and others as a real hindrance to improving their economic situation. Harm reduction measures could include ensuring that dealers wash leaves to get rid of pesticides, providing reliable information about the drug’s effects, discouraging simultaneous smoking, and developing

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