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Letters New UK drug strategy

UK’s new drug strategy ignores social and cultural contexts

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: (Published 29 September 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j4404
  1. Marco Scalvini, lecturer
  1. Global Business Dimension, LSE Enterprise, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London WC2A 2AE, UK
  1. scalvini{at}

The UK government’s drug strategy for 2017 targets the threats of new types of drug misuse,12 which include psychoactive substances, image and performance enhancing drugs, “chemsex” drugs, and misuse of prescribed drugs. But resources to implement the suggested partnerships with local services and sufficient funding for harm reduction, drug education, and mental health services …

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