Author: Paul Delaney

Paul Delaney is a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor specialising in the area of addiction treatment. For over thirty years he has supported people who have problematic drug and alcohol issues to make positive change in their lives. He writes on topics such as homelessness, criminality and restorative justice, and has a keen interest in politics and social justice issues. He is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers and Chairperson of the Training Committee of the European Forum for Restorative Justice.

The UK’s drug policy failure. Lessons from Portugal

Paul Delaney

We must consider alternatives to criminalisation and incarceration of people who use drugs, and focus criminal justice efforts on those involved in supply. We should increase the focus on public health, prevention, treatment and care, as well as on economic, social and cultural strategies. –Ban Ki-moon, former UN Secretary-General, on World Day Against Drugs, 26 […]