I am Chair of the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs (www.drugscience.org.uk) which I founded in January 2010 to investigate and review the scientific evidence relating to drugs, free from political concerns.

The Committee provides accessible information on drugs to the public and professionals and addresses issues surrounding drug harms and benefits; regulation and education; prevention, treatment and recovery.

We also use social networking sites: follow me now on Twitter at @ProfDavidNutt and join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/professordavidnutt.

Amongst many other appointments, I have previously been Chair of the Advisory Committee on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD). In 2004-2005, I was the clinical scientific lead on the UK Government Foresight initiative “Brain science, addiction and drugs” that provided a 25-year vision for this area of science and public policy. I broadcast widely to the general public both on radio and television and also give many lectures to the scientific and medical communities

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