Alison Ritter: Calling for more humane drug policies

Professor Alison Ritter, Director of the Drug Policy Modelling Program at the UNSW-based National
Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, spoke at “UNSOMNIA: What keeps you up at night?” on December 1.

The talk was reported in The Conversation and the video is available on Youtube.

I shall conclude with the final paragraph from the article:
Few areas of policy-making are more emotionally charged than drugs policy. Yet if we resist knee-jerk calls to arms and engage in informed policy-setting that involves many stakeholders and types of knowledge, we can save many more lives, reduce needless suffering, and alleviate the financial burden of ineffective drugs policies.