Why the war on drugs in sport will never be won

  title={Why the war on drugs in sport will never be won},
  author={Aaron C. T. Smith and Bob Stewart},
  booktitle={Harm reduction journal},
Recent exposes of drug use in sports suggest that doping might be more problematic than doping-control test results reveal. A zero-tolerance (ZT) model, which aims to eliminate the use, has dominated the thinking of sport's policy makers over the last 15 years. In light of the limitations associated with ZT-based policy, we propose an alternative policy, one based on controlled use and harm reduction principles. We argue that substance control policies underpinned by harm reduction (HR… CONTINUE READING
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