Neil McKeganey UK Harm Reduction, drug law reform, idealism and Recovery
Posted on 07-08-2011
 Neil explored the connection between UK Harm Reduction and a ‘strand of idealism’ which made it a ‘social movement’. Neil argues the Recovery Movement is also led by idealistic academics and says that he is not sure this is the role of academia.

 

Neil McKeganey

Founding Director: Centre for Drug Misuse Research

Location: Glasgow

Neil McKeganey is the founding director of the Centre for Drug Misuse Research at the University of Glasgow which he directed from 1994 to 2011. He now runs the Centre as an independent research group undertaking studies in a wide range of areas related to the use of illegal drugs drugs. - www.drugmisuseresearch.org - He has written…

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