How we're working to solve the problem.
We're working hard to deal with the serious problems caused by illegal drug use.
'Legal high' Naphyrone to be a Class B drug from Friday 23 July
Published 22 July 2010
'Legal high' Naphyrone banned
Published 12 July 2010
Advisory group recommends NRG-1 be banned
Published 07 July 2010
The 'legal high' naphyrone was brought under control as a Class B drug with effect from 23 July 2010. For more information, visit our naphyrone page.
Crackdown on drug dealing
If you are looking for information held on the drugs section of the website site prior to 7 May 2010, you can now find it on the archived version of the Home office website (new window) kept by The National Archives.
The Tackling Drugs Changing Lives website (new window) has also been archived by the National Archives.
The effect of illegal drugs use
Use of illegal drugs causes serious problems in our communities.
Drug addiction causes young people to drop out of school, and it makes parents lose interest in their children. It pushes people into lives of crime and poverty, destroys ambition and ruins lives.
Drug dealing brings crime and violence to otherwise peaceful communities, and makes people feel helpless and afraid in their own home towns.
We're working hard to limit the damage drugs do.
Find out more:
Find out what the different drug categories are, and read about cannabis reclassification.
Companies and individuals in England, Wales or Scotland need to apply for Home Office licences if they wish to produce, supply, posses, import or export controlled drugs.
The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) is an independent expert body that advises government on drug related issues in the UK.