“Science should be driving our drug policies – even if it makes us uncomfortable.”

The Scottish Drug Forum is hosting:
An evening with Professor Carl Hart,
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at Columbia University, offers a provocative, evidence-based view of addiction and discusses how it should affect our drug policy.
“I certainly engaged in petty crime, but it had nothing to do with drug addiction. It was about money and status. In other words, if you take drugs out of the equation, poverty and crime still exist.”
— Carl Hart
Date: Wednesday 13th March 2019
Time: Refreshments at 17.30 / Event 18:00 – 20:00
Location: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Glasgow Central,
30 Cambridge Street, Glasgow“Science should be driving our drug policies – even if it makes us uncomfortable.”Scotland’s new drug strategy says that ‘there is a need (to) examine the links between the law relating to illegal drugs, and the prevention and treatment of drug harm’.What if drug policy were shaped by science?Scottish Drugs Forum has asked Professor Hart to envision a drug policy based not on beliefs and stigma; nor on moralising and media outrage but in what can be proved to be true.Join us as Carl explores this vision and we discuss what works, what doesn’t and what policy supported by evidence would look like and how this would be different from our current approach.

Tickets are £30 and can be booked using the below booking form link:

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