As with wars throughout history, the negative consequences of the drug war fall heaviest on the most vulnerable, excluded and marginalised.
I’ve spoken and published widely on this issue should you want more free resources:
VIDEO: Barriers to Recovery: Exclusion, Stigma & Discrimination
VIDEO: Drug use, institutionalised discrimination and the challenge of reintegration
Buchanan, J. (2006) Understanding Problematic Drug Use: A Medical Matter or a Social Issue, British Journal of Community Justice – Volume 4, Issue 2 pp. 387–397 http://epubs.glyndwr.ac.uk/siru/18/
Buchanan J (2004) Missing Links: Problem Drug Use and Social Exclusion, Probation Journal Special Edition on Problem Drug Use Vol 51 No.4 pp.387-397 http://epubs.glyndwr.ac.uk/siru/4/
Buchanan J & Young L (2000) ‘The War on Drugs – A War on Drug Users’ in Drugs: Education, Prevention Policy Vol. 7 No.4 2000 pp 409-422 http://epubs.glyndwr.ac.uk/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1022&context=siru
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