Independent review of drugs by Professor Dame Carol Black

The review will examine the harm that drugs cause and look at prevention, treatment and recovery.

On 27 July 2021, the government published their response to Dame Carol Black’s independent review of drugs.

On 8 February 2019 Professor Dame Carol Black was appointed to lead a major 2-part review that will look into:

  • the ways in which drugs are fuelling serious violence
  • treatment, recovery and prevention

Government response

Part 2

Part 1

Published 28 February 2020
Last updated 27 July 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added link to the government reponse.

  2. Temporarily removed link to the government response.

  3. Added section for the government response.

  4. Added link to 'Review of drugs: phase two report'.

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  6. First published.