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UK Law relating to the Addictions

Please note that we are not a legal organisation. We are aware of the following documents relating to English law related to the use and misuse of tobacco, alcohol and psychoactive drugs of abuse.

We do not vouch for the completeness of the list and we point out to site users that it would not be appropriate to draw the inference that the impression given by this list in any way corresponds to an accurate picture of English law.

Should you wish to consider any aspect of law relating to the topic of addiction, you should consult a duly qualified lawyer.



UK Laws Relating to the Addictions


Illegal Drugs

Crime and Disorder Act 1998

The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (Additional Authorities) Order 2008 SI 2008 78

Criminal Justice Act 2003 (and Explanatory Note)

Drugs Act 2005 (and Explanatory Note)

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (nb, large file)

Misuse of Drugs Regulations 1985 SI 1985 2066

Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations 1988 SI 1988 916

Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations 1989 SI 1989 1460

Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1995 SI 1995 3244

Misuse of Drugs (Supply to Addicts) Regulations 1997 SI 1997 1001

Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations 1999 SI 1999 1404

Misuse of Drugs (Designation) Order 2001 SI 2001 3997

Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 SI 2001 3998

Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) (No. 3)Regulations 2003 SI 2003 2429

Misuse of Drugs and the Misuse of Drugs (Supply to Addicts) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (and Explanatory Memorandum) SI 2005 2864

The National Health Service (Miscellaneous Amendments Relating to Independent Prescribing) Regulations 2006 (and Explanatory Memorandum) SI 2006 913

Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (and Explanatory Memorandum) SI 2006 986

Misuse of Drugs (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2006 (and Explanatory Memorandum) SI 2006 1450


Gambling

Gambling Act 2005 (and Explanatory Note)




Other Legislation that Someone Working in Addiction might need to Consult

Children Act 1989

Children Act 2004 (and Explanatory Note)

Mental Capacity Act 2005 (and Explanatory Note)

Mental Capacity Act 2005 code of practice 2007

Mental Health Act 1983 (nb, large file)

Mental Health Act 1983 code of practice 1999

Mental Health Act 2007 (and Explanatory Note)


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