David Badcock

David BadcockDavid Badcock is Chief Executive Officer at Drug Science (an independent organization with the mission to conduct and promote drug science, so that public knowledge can be based on reason and evidence).

Abstract

The future – Rational European drug policies

What can be done to reduce mortality and suffering, and damage to society due to the use of addictive substances? Coffeeshops: yes or no. XTC-shops? Methadone programs and heroin assisted treatment: yes or no. Homeless addicts: offer care or ignore? What is the rational answer? What does science say? Listening to the best that science has to offer and based on what we know from the effects of different drug policies and their effects in the fields of personal health, public health, and society, what would experts advise the European government to do to improve drug policies?

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