Mark Haden worked for Vancouver Coastal Health Addiction Services as a Supervisor at the Pacific Spirit Community Health Centre for most of his career. He works with the Health Officer Council on the issue of drug policy and publishes and lectures on the subject of “a Public Health approach to the regulation of currently illegal drugs”. Mark is also the Chair of the Board of MAPS Canada (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies).

Queens Diamond Jubilee Award for service to the community. Topic of interest: Drug Policy


Haden, M. (2002) Illicit Drugs: A Public Health Approach. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 93: 431-434

Haden, M. (2004) Regulation of Illegal Drugs: an exploration of public health tools. International Journal of Drug Policy. 15: 225-230

Haden, M (2005) The evolution of the four pillars: Acknowledging the harms of drug prohibition. 17: 124-126

Haden, M (2008) Controlling Illegal Stimulants: a regulated market model, Harm Reduction Journal 5: 1

Buxton, J.A. , Haden, M, Mathias, R.G. (2008) The Control and Regulation of Currently Illegal Drugs. In Kris Heggenhougen and Stella Quah, editors International Encyclopaedia of Public Health, 2. San Diego: Academic Press; 7-16