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Twelve Years Later – ‘The War on Drugs a War on Drug users’

See on Scoop.itDrugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice

Buchanan, J. & Young L (2000) ‘The War on Drugs – A War on Drug Users’ in Drugs, Education, Prevention and Policy Vol. 7 No.4 2000 pp 409-422

 

argues:

 

 ‘The war on drugs rhetoric is creating a fracture in society as thousands of otherwise ‘law abiding’ citizens are criminalized for recreationally using ‘soft’ drugs, while problem drug users, who tend to be dependent on ‘hard’ drugs such as cocaine and heroin, are stigmatised and kept isolated within drug subcultures’

 

we need to:

 

‘decriminalise the possession of any substance for personal use’

 

‘develop strategies that tackle inequality, disadvantage and discrimination to enable social reintegration for problem drug users’

 

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