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Drug treatment at the crossroads :what it’s for, where it’s at and how to make it even better

In spring 2008, DrugScope hosted a series of seminars on the future of drug treatment. The Great Debate gathered together DrugScope members, along with other experts and stakeholders with direct experience of drug treatment, representing a range of different views and treatment philosophies.

The object was to debate the results and prospects of drug treatment, and to inform and shape the wider public and political debate, at a time when sections of the media and some politicians were publicly claiming that the treatment system was failing. This publication makes the case for drug treatment and looks ahead to where practitioners working in the field and those affected by drug misuse, go next.

Marcus Roberts