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A call for support from Professor David Nutt

Every day I find myself invited to make the argument for a rational, evidence-based approach to drug policy and drug use. As a scientist I find it frustrating that the debate on drugs, both legal and illegal, is coloured by political and moral concerns, and often ignores the evidence. Drug Science continues to emphasise the role of science in the public discourse, providing information on the actual harms of various drugs and challenging the myths that surround drug classification and legislation in the UK. 

Our work often challenges perceived wisdom and for that reason can appear to be contentious, but I believe that we must continue to strive for a change in thinking. I’m hopeful of seeing improved public literacy in critical and scientific thinking around drugs. Using evidence in public policy should not be controversial. I am calling on you, our supporters, to support the work that we do. We rely on your donations to provide scientific information on drugs, to provide an evidence-based point of view to the media in an area rife with misinformation and to carry out research that will benefit society. 

Thank you for your support, it is critical to helping us continue in our mission to conduct and promote drug science, so that public knowledge can be based on objectivity, reason and evidence.















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