UK 'has worst drug problem in Europe' - Independent
"The UK has the highest level of problem drug use and the second highest level of drug-related deaths in Europe, according to a report being published today.
Despite successive governments' attempts to control the demand for and supply of illegal drugs, drug policy appears to have had "minimal" impact on the overall level of use in the UK, according to its authors.
However, they do credit drug policy with succeeding in addressing certain illnesses and aspects of criminality associated with problematic drug use.
The report, by experts Professor Peter Reuter of Maryland University in the US and Alex Stevens of the European Institute of Social Services at Kent University, has been commissioned for today's launch of the independent UK Drug Policy Commission."
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