Drug Addiction

Supervised Injection Facilities Save Lives

June 7, 2017 Dave 0

State governors and large city mayors are in a panic over the epidemic of opioid overdoses and deaths. They are budgeting vast sums of taxpayer dollars to fight it. Throwing money at jailing offenders and […]

Addiction Recovery

America is Moving in the Right Direction on Drugs

April 10, 2017 Dave 0

People tell me my idea for reforming our criminal justice controls on drug use by setting up a use tolerant system with coach and extra-legal control measures will meet tough resistance from the prohibitionists. Of […]

Addiction Recovery

New Attorney General Has Not Changed Policy on Pot

April 3, 2017 Dave 0

Speaking of studies showing opioid overdose and death rates are lower in States with medical marijuana, our new Attorney General Jeff Sessions said: “I’m astonished to hear people suggest that we can solve our heroin […]

Adult Drug Use

Saving Lives with Marijuana

March 3, 2017 Dave 0

Typically opponents of medical marijuana claim that it is too dangerous, it’s not approved by the FDA and we have other legal drugs that do the same thing. Besides they argue, pot is  addictive, it’s […]

Addiction Recovery

Can Addiction Treatment Reduce Demand for Drugs?

February 23, 2017 Dave 0

In a speech by President Obama shortly before leaving office, he said: “For too long we’ve viewed drug addiction through the lens of criminal justice. The most important thing to do is reduce demand. And […]

Community Safety

Guzman Gone, Good! But…

January 23, 2017 Dave 0

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is a goner at last. With his extradition to the U.S. and lockup in a high security prison in Brooklyn, it is unlikely he will see freedom again. Unless, of course, […]

Drug Addiction

Drug Control Without Criminal Punishment

January 9, 2017 Dave 0

The 2016 Report of the Global Commission on Drug Policy strongly urges abolishing and replacing all criminal laws banning drugs. They point out that most drug users do no harm to anyone. And, that the […]