Friday, August 9, 2013

The War on Drugs has failed

"The War on Drugs has become a war on the American people. The War on Drugs has failed. We’ve lost.

When the War on Drugs is ended, resources, including those tens of billions of dollars a year misspent on interdiction, law enforcement, and incarceration, will be freed to support the development and implementation of prevention strategies and treatment. The more money that’s redirected from the war to prevention and treatment, the more the prognosis of patients will change.

There are 1.2 million American with AIDS. The total spent on AIDS research is $3billion—or $3,000 per infected person. We spend $29 per addict." ~David Sheff, Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy

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