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 […]

Community Safety

Addiction Induced Crime: An Ignored Disaster

February 16, 2017 Dave 0

Our anti-drug laws make drugs expensive. A young person who falls into the trap of addiction often lacks means to supply herself by legal means. It’s a bigger problem for our economy than people seem […]

Addiction Recovery

Role of Coaches in My Drug Policy Reform Proposal

February 7, 2017 Dave 0

Regular readers of these posts know that I advocate not full on legalization of drugs, but toleration of adult purchase through a controlled dispensary system, which includes a counseling program. The counselors, I call them […]

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, […]

Adult Drug Use

Can War or Wall Curtail Opioid Epidemic?

October 23, 2016 Dave 0

The history of psychoactive drug use and of our criminal law attempt to curtail it provide no support for the policies of wars and walls. History shows the human desire for drug taking to be […]

Harm Reduction

Good Going Governor

September 6, 2016 Dave 0

It is reliably pleasing when Republican politicians do the right thing on drug policy issues. Though New Jersey governor and Trump supporter, Chris Christie had previously opposed needle exchange programs, he has now signed into […]

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Adult Drug Use

Reducing Addiction by Ending the War on Drugs

August 30, 2016 Dave 0

If we want to tackle the problem of seven million drug addicts in our country we need to understand how that all comes about.  Most of it traces back to teenage experimentation. The adolescent years […]