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The War on Drug Communities: A Video Infographic | Clarity Way Blog

Embed and share Video By Clarity Way The War on Drugs has and still is one of America's longest ideological wars ever fought. But American
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Great video summarizing the drug communities in Colombia and Afghanistan.

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Author Glenn Thomas Langohr's comment, July 19, 2013 12:15 PM
After serving 10 years in California prisons and 4 years in solitary confinement, I just spoke about that on PBS~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6csHeGqpe20 Tap this link for my Prison Books~ http://amzn.to/1bhqCUh I shined a light on Prison Overcrowding, the Hunger Strike, the lack of Rehabilitation and then pointed to a better way. To check out "My Hardest Step" in Print, being adapted for TV go here~ http://amzn.to/1930Lif
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Focusing on abuse, not use: A proposed new direction for US drug policy

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How professionals and societies deal with drugs and drug consumption is premised on how abuse is defined. The “War on Drugs” approach promotes the belief that “any use is abuse” where the currently illicit drugs are concerned. Regrettably, any distinction between use and abuse has been notably absent from most public policy decisions on drug issues. Even a cursory review of both supply and demand reduction policies of the past century reveals a startling lack of awareness of this distinction. The failure of differentiation undermines prevention, treatment, and the criminal justice system. Treatment, thus, tends to show a bias toward ineffective models such as “boot camps” and “tough love”. It has contributed to controversy over maintenance treatments, such as methadone, buprenorphine, and heroin, which have proven to be highly effective for some addicted persons. It leads to treatment options for the addictions being far more limited and constrained than is typical in other areas of health care. Admittedly, studying non-problematic drug use has been a challenge, but clearly the use of illegal drugs is often not harmful, any more than is moderate alcohol use. Addiction is a fatal disease for some and that disease should be the focus of our policies.


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Julian Buchanan's curator insight, May 19, 2013 6:02 PM

An excellent proposal!

 

[...interestingly 25 years ago it was argued policy 'must identify those drug abusers who are dependent and differentiate from those who are experimental or recreational users' (Buchanan 1987 p.124) http://prb.sagepub.com.helicon.vuw.ac.nz/content/34/4/123.abstract ]

 

ln my opinion, the final sentence of the abstract unfortunately affirms the new US medical war on the diseased addict. Addiction (to substances, activities, behaviours) is not a disease, nor an medical condition/illness and for the millions who develop an addiction fatalities are few.

 

Author Glenn Thomas Langohr's comment, July 19, 2013 12:15 PM
After serving 10 years in California prisons and 4 years in solitary confinement, I just spoke about that on PBS~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6csHeGqpe20 Tap this link for my Prison Books~ http://amzn.to/1bhqCUh I shined a light on Prison Overcrowding, the Hunger Strike, the lack of Rehabilitation and then pointed to a better way. To check out "My Hardest Step" in Print, being adapted for TV go here~ http://amzn.to/1930Lif
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Opportunities off Colombia - TheChronicleHerald.ca

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Colombia's rapidly developing offshore energy sector could be the next frontier for an advanced Nova Scotia marine survey group. McGregor GeoScience Ltd.

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