Peter Hitchens Debates Decriminalisation of Drugs

Peter Hitchens, who has previously voiced that there is no such thing as addiction, has stated in a television debate on GB news that we’ve never really had a war on drugs yet. Furthermore Peter Hitchens added we simply haven’t been tough enough and most people are free to take drugs in the UK without the bother of the police. He added unlike Japan and Singapore, where drug laws upon the individual are usually excessively punitive.

It is worth noting, that although Peter Hitchens is a writer and researcher, he is far from an expert on drug addiction or drugs and their effect on society or an individual. He also is a contributor to the Mail on Sunday, which is known for sensational stories of outrage and moral panic.

You can watch the debate here between Peter Hitchens and David Badcock here:

David Badcock is the CEO of Drug Science that wants to tackle government drug policy by using science instead of moral concerns: https://www.drugscience.org.uk/

Published by Dylan Kerr BA ACAT FDAP DipHE MBABCP

Mr Dylan Kerr Addictions Counselor Bachelors in Clinical Counseling (Hons) Advanced Certified Addictions Therapist Member of the British Association for Behaviour and Cognitive Psychotherapist Member of the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners HeDip Health-care HeDip Psychology of Addiction Dip Counselling Diploma in Arts Therapy Diploma in Transactional Analysis CSAT III Dylan Kerr is a Certified Substance Abuse Therapist who is qualified in Counseling, Psychology of addiction from Leeds University and Healthcare from Birmingham City University. Dylan Kerr has been a senior Therapist at the River Rehab, Lead Therapist at Lanna Rehab in Chiang Mai and Head Counselor of Hope Rehab in Siracha. As well as working in Thailand for 7 years, Dylan has also been the on-tour counsellor for the the Rock band ‘The Libertines’. Dylan is now resident counsellor at an Asian rehab. Dylan has experience of working within the music industry supporting acts in therapeutic needs. As well as working around the world Dylan has over 13 years experience delivering substance use disorder treatment at various agencies around the UK. He is skilled in motivational interviewing, CBT, RET and guidance around 12 step philosophies. Dylan has worked with a broad client base and establish the rapport needed to effect change and sustainable progression. Dylan wishes to start this blog to help educate people on his observations within this field and debate the nature of work in the addictions field.

3 thoughts on “Peter Hitchens Debates Decriminalisation of Drugs

  1. My position on drugs is set out in my book, ‘The War We Never Fought’ published in London by Bloomsbury in 2012. Ad hominem attacks on me, and ignorant criticism of the newspaper fur which I write, do not address my actual case.

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  2. Just going round in circles, Portugal drug policy has been spoken about for 20 year’s, the overdose rate is next to notting compared to the UK, it’s treated as a health issue not a criminal issue, Change the record Kind regards

    Mr Christy McMullen

    On Sat, 14 Aug 2021, 04:40 Dylan Kerr Addiction Therapy, wrote:

    > Dylan Kerr BA ACAT FDAP DipHE MBABCP posted: ” Peter Hitchens, who has > previously voiced that there is no such thing as addiction, has stated in a > television debate on GB news that we’ve never really had a war on drugs > yet. Furthermore Peter Hitchens added we simply haven’t been tough enough > and most” >

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