Unpredictable? Britain's drugs futures

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


We now attempt to draw together the lessons from our cameos of the diverse and complex range of drugs scenes which make up UK drugs. Our primary concern here is policy and ‘good practice’ development. Our starting point is that the new drugs strategy, as the first real attempt to manage UK drugs, has more integrity and realism than could have been reasonably expected and thus should be the starting point for evolving a robust and more effective management machine. We do have major criticisms to make of the strategy but these are hopefully constructive.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUK Drugs Unlimited
Subtitle of host publicationNew Research and Policy Lessons on Illicit Drug Use
EditorsHoward Parker, Judith Aldridge, Roy Eggington
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781403919861
ISBN (Print)9781349423521
Publication statusPublished - 2001