Research and analysis

Drugs futures 2025

Foresight report looking at how future scientific advances may affect our understanding of addiction and drug use.

Documents

Drugs futures 2025: executive summary and overview

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Drugs futures 2025: modelling drug use

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Drugs futures 2025: scenarios

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Drugs futures 2025: horizon scan

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Drugs futures 2025: public perspectives

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Drugs futures 2025: perspectives of the pharmaceutical industry

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This report investigates how we can best manage the use of drugs in the future for the benefit of the individual, community and society. It considers what scientific and technological advances might deliver in the area of brain science and psychoactive substances over the next 20 years.

The report focuses on:

  • the development of new treatments for mental health
  • the effects of recreational drugs and treatments for drug addiction
  • the use of cognitive enhancing drugs to improve the performance of the brain

Further information is available from the brain science, addiction and drugs project page.