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REPORT: Cost of the War on Drugs – Promoting stigma and discrimination

See on Scoop.itDrugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice

As with wars throughout history, the negative consequences of the drug war fall heaviest on the most vulnerable, excluded and marginalised.

Julian Buchanan‘s insight:

I’ve spoken and published widely on this issue should you want more free resources:


VIDEO: Barriers to Recovery: Exclusion, Stigma & Discrimination



VIDEO: Drug use, institutionalised discrimination and the challenge of reintegration



Buchanan, J. (2006) Understanding Problematic Drug Use: A Medical Matter or a Social Issue, British Journal of Community Justice – Volume 4, Issue 2 pp. 387–397 http://epubs.glyndwr.ac.uk/siru/18/


Buchanan J (2004) Missing Links: Problem Drug Use and Social Exclusion, Probation Journal Special Edition on Problem Drug Use Vol 51 No.4 pp.387-397 http://epubs.glyndwr.ac.uk/siru/4/


Buchanan J & Young L (2000) ‘The War on Drugs – A War on Drug Users’ in Drugs: Education, Prevention Policy Vol. 7 No.4 2000 pp 409-422 http://epubs.glyndwr.ac.uk/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1022&context=siru


Buchanan J & Young L (2000) ‘Examining the Relationship Between Material Conditions, Long Term Problematic Drug Use and Social Exclusion: A New Strategy for Social Inclusion’ in Experiencing Poverty, Bradshaw J, & Sainsbury R (eds) pp. 120-143 http://tinyurl.com/az8vbmf


Buchanan J & Young L (2000) ‘Problem Drug Use, Social Exclusion and Social Reintegration – the client speaks’ pp155-161 in Greenwood G & Robertson K (eds.) ‘Understanding and responding to drug use: the role of qualitative research EMCDDA http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/html.cfm/index34017EN.html



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