Mark Haden has provided public education on drugs and drug policy for over thirty years. He works with the Health Officers Council of British Columbia on their position papers on the issue of a regulated market for all currently illegal drugs. He has published on the issue of drug control policy in the Canadian Journal of Public Health, the International Journal of Drug Policy, The Encyclopedia of Public Health, and Harm Reduction Journal.
He worked for the Addiction Services for twenty-eight years in counseling and supervisory roles and continues to offer private practice counseling to parents dealing with alcohol, drug, and special needs issues.
Mark is an adjunct professor in the School of Public and Population Health at the University of British Columbia (UBC) where he also teaches in the school of nursing, social work, and medicine. He is Chair of the board of MAPS Canada (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies.) He has presented at conferences and training events in many countries and in 2013 was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for drug policy reform work.