Community Safety

Rethinking Prison Terms for Law Breakers.

July 31, 2017 Dave 0

In medical science doctors learned why the blunt instrument of antibiotics to fight bacterial infection backfires. Microbes, like all living organisms, meet the challenges and find a way to evade extinction. Something eerily similar has […]

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

A Radical Reform

March 11, 2017 Dave 0

In a new book, coming soon, (Making Peace with Drugs) I dilate further on the reform system I proposed in Kill the Drug Trade. Drug users would be allowed to buy drugs in a controlled […]

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 […]