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eBook Economic Aspects of the Illicit Drug Market and Drug Enforcement Policies in the United Kingdom (Research Studies) ePub

by Great Britain: Home Office

  • ISBN: 0113408838
  • Category: Politics and Government
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: Great Britain: Home Office
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Stationery Office Books (March 1988)
  • Pages: 162
  • ePub book: 1827 kb
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Economic Aspects of the Illicit Drug Market and Drug Enforcement Polic.

This study is a follow-up of the earlier European Commission study, which presented an analysis of the developments of the global illicit drug markets, the drug problems and drug policy responses in the period 1998-2007 (Reuter and Trautmann 2009).

The drug problem in the united kingdom at a glance. Drug use. Treatment entrants. Substance Misuse Strategy for Wales 2008-18, and Scotland’s strategy, The Road to Recovery: A New Approach to Tackling Scotland’s Drug Problem, were adopted in 2008. Studies reporting estimates of high-risk drug use can help to identify the extent of the more entrenched drug use problems, while data on the first-time entrants to specialised drug treatment centres, when considered alongside other indicators, can inform understanding of the nature and trends in high-risk drug use (Figure 7).

Drugs considered addictive or dangerous in the United Kingdom are called "controlled substances" and regulated by law. Until 1964 the medical treatment of dependent drug users was separated from the punishment of unregulated use and supply. Under this policy drug use remained low; there was relatively little recreational use and few dependent users, who were prescribed drugs by their doctors as part of their treatment.

Speculation and case histories about the role of illegal drug use and crime abounds. The drug use also may affect either the perpetrator or the victim.

The economic patterns of illicit drug trafficking follow the same principles of any illegal good or service with a reasonable real .

The economic patterns of illicit drug trafficking follow the same principles of any illegal good or service with a reasonable real demand. After all, there is nothing special about the production or distribution of today's major illegal drugs: heroin, LSD, cocaine, ecstasy, amphetamines, meth and cannabis (marijuana). Another disadvantage that is a feature of black markets, especially in the illegal drug market, is that consumers tend to be captives of the underground economy without legal or medical recourse. Addicts who use heroin cannot simply seek treatment for their addiction without fear of significant consequences.

The drug problem and organized crime, illicit financial .

The drug problem and organized crime, illicit financial flows, corruption and terrorism. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) would appreciate receiving a copy of any publication that uses this publication as a source. All uses of the word drug in the World Drug Report refer to substances under the control of the inter-national drug control conventions.

The support of drug policy reform by Joanne Csete, deputy director of the .

The support of drug policy reform by Joanne Csete, deputy director of the Open Society Global Drug Policy Program, was also published in the consortium's media release that "there will be no shortage of governments that seek to bury their heads in the sand and pretend these drug policy reforms aren't happening.