‘War on drugs’ is failing

What does that mean for HIV prevention?

The Alliance has welcomed the new report from the Global Commission on Drug Policy that launched this week, which clearly outlines a series of recommendations on how to deal effectively and humanely with illicit drug use and people who use drugs.

The report (which can be downloaded here) condemns the current ‘war on drugs’ strategy as failing. The approach has resulted in thousands of people jailed for the act of using drugs, and is described as ‘inefficient and ineffective’ in the report. The report highlights the need to start treating drug dependency as a health issue.

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