Drugs – are we dealing with them correctly in the UK?

Should the UK consider a different approach to drug misuse in following Portugal’s decriminalisation success?

Is the UK dealing with the drug problem effectively? ©Konstantin Lazorkin/Flickr

Statistic’s show that drug misuse problems are on the rise in the UK with more mortalities recorded per million in 2016 than any other year on record.

With the issue becoming more prominent, questions are raised about how to deal with drug misuse and whether the UK’s methods are the most effective.

How bad was the drug misuse problem in the UK in 2016?