From Harm to Hope is the Government’s 10-year plan to cut crime and save lives by reducing the supply/demand for drugs and delivering a high-quality treatment and recovery system. It’s one of many current initiatives focused on delivering long-term solutions to problems facing society today. CEO of Veterans Aid, Dr Hugh Milroy, reflects on the implications of ‘horizon thinking’ and questions whether the balance is right.
A recent research paper into the discharge process for men and women dismissed from the Armed Forces for drug use found it ‘inconsistent and damaging’. Pledges to explore and redress this are welcome, but in the interim frontline charities like Veterans Aid are dealing with its devastating impact on individuals and families. Dr Hugh Milroy, CEO of the charity, explains why a review of the policy is needed.