Shifting the Main Purposes of Drug Control: From Suppression to Regulation of Use
April 10, 2002
Drug policy goals should shift from suppression of use to regulation of use. This article presents 10 years of drug use data in the population of Amsterdam show a remarkable level of control and stability in drug use patterns in a policy environment that allows relatively easy access to drugs.
By Peter Cohen, Associate Professor, CEDRO Centre for Drugs Research