Alternatives to punishment for drug-using offenders


Based on the options provided by the international drug control legal framework, this paper considers the rehabilitative measures of treating, educating or reintegrating drug users as alternatives or additions to conviction or punishment that are established in the laws of many countries in Europe today.

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Table of contents

  • Introduction
  • Context and definitions
  • Overview
  • Coverage, implementation and common issues
  • Evaluation
  • Conclusions
  • References