The criminalization of drugs has led to the dehumanization of people who struggle with substance abuse, dependency and addiction.
In the United States, there is a conflicting view concerning drug addiction. On one hand, we recognize it as a legitimate illness for which there are respected and evidence-based treatments. On the other hand, we are quick to cast addicts in the role of conniving criminals who are plotting ways to use and abuse society and the people around them in order to score their next fix.
The truth is, drug abuse is a true epidemic of an illness that is sweeping the nation and the world. This is […]