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Interview: Dame Ruth Runciman on drug consumption rooms coming to the UK

Drugs and Alcohol Today

ISSN: 1745-9265

Article publication date: 1 November 2004

Abstract

Ruth Runciman helped bring needle exchanges to the UK. Now she is chairing a working group to look at the possibility of bringing drug consumption rooms to this country. Here, in a frank interview, she tells Gary Hayes why drug consumption rooms may be the next step in the fight to reduce harm among drug users. We also find out just what she makes of the recent reclassification of cannabis, following the Runciman report which criticised the current drug laws.

Citation

(2004), "Interview: Dame Ruth Runciman on drug consumption rooms coming to the UK", Drugs and Alcohol Today, Vol. 4 No. 3, pp. 25-28. https://doi.org/10.1108/17459265200400034

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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