Daan van der Gouwe & Tony Duffin #HarmReduction


During the election we heard various politician’s say they were committed to the failed drug policies of the past. Our guests in The Tortoise Shack are CEO of Ana Liffey Drug Project, Tony Duffin and Head of Drug Testing at DIMS Instiute in the Netherlands, Dan van der Gouwe. They discuss how sensible drug policies, like drug testing, save lives and make for a better environment for all. Daan discusses how his work has managed to prevent deaths from some of the drugs that went on to create chaos in other countries and how this model of harm reduction is not only the moral thing, but makes economic sense.

We also discuss the need for the political establisment to start to implement the best international practices and forget about re-running the failures of the past. As Martin has said, we don’t care if former Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, was necking yokes, we need to get over personal embarassments and on to making this safer for all. Visit: aldp.ie

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