Policy paper

Drugs: international comparators

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Report on the 2013 to 2014 international comparators study of approaches to drug-related issues by the UK and other countries. This is a supporting document to the 2010 drug strategy.



Covers approaches to drugs misuse and drug addiction in other countries:

  • detailing drug consumption rooms
  • heroin-assisted treatment
  • dissuasion commissions
  • drug courts
  • prison-based treatment
  • prison-based harm-reduction
  • new psychoactive substances
  • supply-side regulation of cannabis
  • decriminalising the possession of drugs for personal use

View the 2010 drug strategy.