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(Home Office) Review of Drugs: Call for Evidence

20 May 2019

The Home Office is currently carrying out a 2-part review of drugs policy and focusses on an assessment of the demographics of drug use which will look at demand. This includes who uses which types of drugs, together with patterns of, and motivations for use and the drugs market. This will look at supply into the UK and how criminals meet the demand of users.

This is an excellent opportunity for the BPS to provide a solid psychological evidence base and give specific examples of the psychological factors involved in drug use and interventions.

Responses will be read carefully and assessed in terms of the strength and quality of evidence they contain.

Getting Involved

Send your comments to [email protected] using the form below.

The deadline for responses is Thursday the 30th of May.

Please note:

  • The Society will only produce ONE response to any consultation.
  • Any response that goes under the Society logo MUST be signed off by the relevant Board Chair and Branch Chair in the case of Devolved Nations.
  • Responses on behalf of particular Divisions / Faculties / Member Networks are not permitted under any circumstances.
  • Please do refer to the British Psychological Society Consultation Processes document which is attached before writing and sending any comments
  • Please ensure that all comments are based on Published Evidence and not solely on clinical opinion


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