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Key to addiction (The Daily Telegraph)

    CPS Research Fellow Kathy Gyngell writes in The Telegraph.

    SIR – The solution to addiction lies with the family, not with the state (“They were gripped by a vice beyond their control”, Features, January 24). Families alone can change their behaviour to stop enabling their addict.

    Decriminalising drugs is not the answer, as Sigrid Rausing suggests. This would remove the final protection and behavioural boundaries that the law supplies, putting the immature and vulnerable even more at risk of abuse and addiction.

    Kathryn Gyngell
    Research Fellow, The Centre for Policy Studies
    London SW1 

    Vist The Telegraph's Letters Page

    Date added: Friday 1st February 2013