Dutch drug policy: a model for America?

D F Duncan, T Nicholson
Journal of Health & Social Policy 1997, 8 (3): 1-15
While debates over drug policy in America have focused on choices between demand reduction and supply reduction, the Dutch have pioneered the alternative strategy of harm reduction. The Dutch have built their policy around the principles of separation of markets, low threshold treatment, and normalization of treatment. These policies are worthy of examination as a possible model for drug policy reform in America.

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