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VAADA Conference Keynote, Melbourne Australia 2015
February 23, 2015 01:23 AM PST
"Developments, threats and challenges in tackling problematic drug use”
Based upon thirty years of working in the drugs field as a practitioner, researcher and academic, this presentation will seek to identify key developments that should shape and inform best policy and practice, to reduce the harms associated with chronic problematic drug use and promote recovery. Progress has too often been threatened by polarised reductionist perspectives such as legally approved substances versus illegal drugs; harm reduction versus abstinence; or drugs a health issue versus a crime problem. The reality is much more nuanced and complex. These are challenging times of considerable change, in terms of how we see, understand and accommodate drugs within society, and indeed how we understand and help people who have lost control of their lives. This paper hopes to offer some practice wisdom to negotiate the way forward.Ending Drug Prohibition with a Hangover? Global Perspectives
June 12, 2014 04:07 AM PDT
The Community Justice Portal 11th Annual Public Lecture, Sheffield Hallam University, England, 22nd May 2014
Barriers to recovery: Stigma & discrimination
April 07, 2013 12:44 AM PDT
Aotearoa New Zealand 2011 Drug Policy Symposium: Through the maze
Associate Professor Julian Buchanan argues that the bifurcation between legally approved drugs for pleasure and the tough enforcement against illicit drugs for pleasure produces personal, cultural and structural stigma and discrimination for illicit drug users that makes recovery from dependent use difficult and relapse more likely.
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July 04, 2012 05:03 PM PDT
Public Lecture series 'Scarman Lectures' at the Department of Criminology, Leicester University on 13 June 2012 A/Professor Julian Buchanan considered 'The damage caused by drugs, or the damage caused by drug policy?'
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