Wednesday, July 02, 2008

We're Not Winning?


The Washington Post shares the alarming news, we're "Not Winning the War on Drugs". No, wait... beyond the latest details, that's been the story of the War on Drugs from day one.

4 comments:

  1. . . . and this would differ from the eternal status of the war on "crime in general" and the war on poverty, how?

    CWD

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  2. Perhaps in growth of spending on overseas actions and interdiction?

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  3. So would that be the Chinese solution you are advocating? It's all domestic and much cheaper (on one level) than the current system. As for the other alternative, has anybody legalized heroin and cocaine or just marijuana?

    CWD

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  4. I'm still waiting for a solution.

    I will say this much: I think we would be better off if we viewed addiction as a public health problem, not a crime problem. I've commented before (skeptically) about the benefits of expanded compulsory treatment, but I would like to see scientifically validated, affordable treatment available to those who need it, and the availability of supportive drug substitution or even maintenance programs (e.g., suboxone for opiate addiction).

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