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Drugs. Use of illegal drugs is increasingly common, yet there has been little serious discussion of the underlying causes, or whether existing prevention policies are effective. This summary brings together findings from two inquiries that received support from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and which were designed to consider how UK drugs policy should move forward. One of the key findings is that, in 1997-98, 75 per cent of the £1.4 billion committed to tackling drug misuse was spent on law enforcement. Treatment and rehabilitation programmes claimed 13 per cent, and 12 per cent went on education and prevention.


By Joseph Rowntree Foundation, UK.

Law and Order Policy Resource.