Anyone’s Child: Families for Safer Drug Control is an international network of families whose lives have been wrecked by current drug laws and are now campaigning to change them.
Our politicians tell us that drugs need to be illegal to protect our children. But this is not the case. And evidence proves it.
By making drugs illegal, we have handed the market to criminals, rather than the government. And these criminals don’t ask for ID, don’t care about who they sell to, and don’t care about what the drugs contain.
Young people will always use drugs. It’s natural for them to experiment. “Just say no” doesn’t work, and neither does punishment.
A criminal record for drug possession destroys a child’s life, ruining job prospects, their status in society, and their futures. You can read more about how current drug laws harm families in the stories section of this site.
We believe that our drug laws need to properly protect our children. That’s why we urgently need a new approach to keep all of our families safe.
The next casualty of the drug war really could be Anyone’s Child. Don’t let it be yours.
What are we calling for?
We are now calling for governments to be honest and base drug policy on reality, not fear – and that means regulating drugs to reduce the risks they pose.
Contrary to what some may think, legal regulation doesn’t mean a free-for-all, where drugs are widely available – our current laws have already achieved that.
Drugs are currently 100% manufactured and distributed by criminals – there is no minimum age, quality control standards, or duty of care. Our vision is that control of all drugs would instead be the responsibility of medical professionals, such as doctors and pharmacists.