n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - The drugs dilemmas : editor's comment
|Article Title||The drugs dilemmas : editor's comment|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Author||J.P. Van Niekerk|
|Publication Date||Jul 2012|
A flurry of papers in the SAMJ served to highlight the massive problems caused by alcohol abuse and provide support for the government's stated intention to ban all advertising of alcoholic beverages. How does this square with what appears to be the other side of the coin, namely the call for decriminalising drugs or at least a 'call for a move away from the political rhetoric of a "drug-free society" and challenge government to start the real work of formulating and implementing an evidence-based drug policy'? Such moves to reconsider policies on drugs that challenge the failed 'war on drugs' have strong international support by highly credible authorities.
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