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The Phoney War on Drugs

The Centre for Policy Studies have publised a pamphlet, The Phoney War on Drugs.  Author Kathy Gyngell argues:

The state’s official drug messages to young people are similarly ambivalent – the aim being to achieve ‘harm reduction’ through education. Its key vehicle for achieving this aim is FRANK, an online interactive information and helpline service, whose literature is widely disseminated by schools and drugs charities. FRANK has been widely criticised for both misinformation and for being more concerned to place drug-taking in some kind of comfort zone of acceptable behaviour than addressing the risks or warning that it is against the law.

The whole document can be downloaded here.

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