While the US has adopted a public health approach, Kerlikowske made it clear that the legalisation of illicit drugs was not on the agenda.
‘Both the phrase “war on drugs” and the term “legalisation” are not helpful,’ he said. ‘Neither approach is humane, realistic or grounded in science. There is a growing policy recognition that drug problems are a public health issue. However, public debate is still polarised between a war and legalisation.’
But he he is pushing drug testing, drug free communities, Abstinence Courts & Disease models of addiction which believe ‘addicts’ have a brain disorder
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