The World Drug PERCEPTION Problem: Countering Prejudices About People Who Use Drugs

Content Type
Special Report
Institution
Global Commission On Drug Policy
Abstract
Drug policy reforms have been difficult to design, legislate or implement because current policies and responses are often based on perceptions and passionate beliefs, and what should be factual discussions leading to effective policies are frequently treated as moral debates. The present report aims to analyze the most common perceptions and fears, contrast them with available evidence on drugs and the people who use them, and provides recommendations on changes that must be enacted to support reforms toward more effective drug policies.
Topic
Crime, Health, War on Drugs, Drugs, Public Health, Criminology
Political Geography
Global Focus