This research will compare Ireland’s drug policy “Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery” (2017) vs Portugal’s “National Plan for reducing Addictive Behaviours and dependencies ” (2013-2020)
1. How are drug users represented in policy?
2. How do these policy options affect people who are found in possession of drugs for personal use?
3. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the policy As noted this is Ireland’s first drug strategy dedicated to applying health led approach and incorporating harm reduction to measures to the problems associated with a drug user in Ireland?