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Highs and lows: the challenges for innovation in drug policy

Professor Hugh McKenna, Ulster University, Steve Moore, Volteface, Vanessa Gstrein, Ulster University, Niamh Eastwood, Release, Dr Gillian Shorter, Ulster University, Professor Paddy Nixon, Ulster University and Tony Duffin, Ana Liffey Drug Project, Dublin

With drug use growing globally with far-reaching implications for health, crime, poverty and wellbeing, Ulster University researchers convened a seminar to look at innovative approaches to reduce the harm and costs associated with drug use as well as challenge our understanding of contemporary drug issues.

Organised as part of the Imagine! Festival of Ideas and Politics, the seminar brought together local and international experts and practitioners to share learning and explore key themes and ideas in relation to drugs policy.