DrugScope is the UK's leading independent centre of expertise on drugs and the national membership organisation for the drug field. Our aim is to inform policy development, reduce drug-related harms to individuals, families and communities - and promote health, well-being, recovery, inclusion and integration. We provide quality drug information, promote effective responses to drug taking, undertake research, advise on policy-making, encourage informed debate - particularly in the media - and speak for our member organisations working on the ground
- quality, expertise, effectiveness, independence
DrugScope provides authoritative and reliable information
on all aspects of drug policies and problems. We publish a
wide range of reference guides, books and journals for professionals
and the general public.
DrugScope conducts research in important and hitherto neglected
areas of the subject where the information base needs improving
for policy-making. DrugScope also manages research and development
programmes into many aspects of drug use in the UK and the
different responses to it.
effective responses to drug use
DrugScope strives to ensure that our responses to drug use
across treatment and education services and the criminal justice
system are of high quality and based on evidence of what works.
We develop and promote national quality standards, national
policy frameworks and good practice guidance for specialist
and general agencies involved in drugs issues.
informed policy-making and debate
DrugScope uses the knowledge of our professional member bodies
and our own expertise to influence Government policy-makers
on drug-related issues. We maintain close links with parliamentarians
and the media to try to promote an informed debate on a subject
which provokes strong feelings and much ill-informed comment.
more information about DrugScope please see our website