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38min PODCAST: Christopher Kennedy Lawford UN Goodwill Ambassador on addicts, disease & recovery

Via Scoop.itDrugs, Society and Human Rights

Great interview  – interesting and one that raises lots of issues:   1. Are the stories of famous priveleged  ‘individuals’ able to help us to understand the disadvantage lives of people with drug problems who fill the Courts, Corrections and Prisons?
2. Christopher Kennedy Lawford argues addiction is a disease (see also Prof Tom McLellan http://www.drugfoundation.org.nz/through-the-maze/videos ) – is disease an accurate and appropriate way of understanding drugs?   3. What are the implications of referring to people as ‘addicts’ or ‘alcoholics’?   4. Are we really unable to proclaim the War on Drugs a failure until we’ve compared it with something else?   5. Given the progress and success of progressive regimes such as Switzerland, Holland and Portugal why would NZ look to the USA who have a draconian and damaging drug policy?
Via www.radionz.co.nz

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