By Andrew Smith | 27 September 2018 06:09:47In Australia, there are currently no laws that prohibit or criminalise possession of cocaine or heroin.
However, the use of cocaine, heroin and crack cocaine are all illegal.
The most notorious crime is the illegal importation of cocaine and the sale and use of heroin, with more than 200 Australians dead since 2007.
In response to the global epidemic, the government has made significant investments in a new and more effective drug war.
But while the drug war has resulted in some significant gains for the government, the new policies have also resulted in a number of significant harms.
The government’s response to this new wave of drug use has been a series of tough drug policy measures.
These include mandatory mandatory prison sentences for drug offences, the introduction of mandatory sentencing for repeat offenders and a crackdown on online distribution.
These measures are intended to reduce the number of people who are using drugs and to reduce their demand.
However, the harm they have caused is much more extensive.
The new policies are not only counterproductive to drug policy, they are also not effective in controlling the drug supply.
The increased numbers of people using drugs are not a sign of a lack of demand.
Rather, the increase in the number using drugs is a symptom of a problem that has existed for a long time.
We have known for years that the world’s population is growing rapidly and the demand for drugs is increasing at a rate of 10 times the world population.
But it has not been obvious why this has happened.
In fact, the evidence is now clear that we have an excess of demand for our drug supply which is increasing exponentially.
Drug use has grown steadily since the 1970s, and the problem of drug addiction is one of the leading causes of death for Australians aged under 25.
According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, more than 6.5 million Australians died from drug-related causes in the decade up to 2019.
This is a problem which is not limited to the UK or the US.
In the US, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has found that between 2007 and 2019, the number who were injecting drugs increased by nearly 50 per cent, and those who were abusing prescription drugs increased more than 100 per cent.
The NIDA has estimated that there are now over 100,000 people in the US addicted to prescription drugs.
As a result of this growth in the supply of drugs, the cost of drug treatment and other social and health services has increased dramatically.
These costs are passed on to the users, their families and their communities.
In recent years, the drug policy reforms introduced by the government have been met with great controversy.
Some critics argue that these measures have resulted in more people being arrested, but in fact this is simply not the case.
In fact, as the number and the quality of the people being treated have increased, so too has the number at risk of addiction.
These new drugs are less likely to be abused and more likely to lead to long-term recovery.
A recent study from Australia and the UK found that while those who received treatment from a licensed substance abuse service were significantly more likely than those who did not to have a drug use disorder in the previous 12 months, those who had been using prescription drugs were significantly less likely than the other groups to be at risk.
In other words, the treatment of people with addiction was not a cost-effective strategy to reduce drug use.
Drug policies should not be based on the premise that the cost is the only determining factor in people’s drug use, and that the drugs that they are using should be legal.
In this way, the measures are not going to reduce use, they will simply exacerbate it.
The costs of the new policy measures are going to go on to fund services that are not helping to address the underlying problem, and they will only make it worse.
The Government’s drug policy changes are part of a broader strategy to shift Australia’s approach to the drug problem.
The first step in this strategy is to develop a new approach to drugs, which is the most important.
We must ensure that our approach to drug use is consistent with the priorities of the Australian public.
Drug users should be able to use drugs in safe and responsible ways, with no harm being caused.
We should also consider making drugs less accessible to those who need them.
We must be more sensitive to the social costs associated with drug use and be willing to provide services that help people who use drugs.
Finally, the Government must commit to the principle that we will not decriminalise the use or supply of any drugs.
As a country, we need to ensure that we do not allow our criminal justice system to become a source of profits for the criminal industry.
Drug laws are the responsibility of the states and territories, and there are no legal alternatives for treating drug addiction.
It is vital that we develop a strategy that is in the public interest, based on evidence and informed by evidence