Addiction is not a crime, nor a moral failure [NationalObserver.com]

 

These days, we as a society are talking and writing a lot about deaths related to addiction, and the drugs that fuel them. But we've been glacially slow to deal with this human tragedy because, I would suggest, of deep-seated, long-standing and widespread prejudice against addicts.

Writers like physician Gabor Maté and British journalist Johan Hari have advanced cogent and essentially unassailable arguments for a better, more rational and humane – and effective – approach to drug addiction. The impact of their words, however, has been blunted in many cases by political and bureaucratic inertia – driven by many decades of embedded emotional bias.

[For more of this story, written by Warren Bell, go to https://www.nationalobserver.c...me-nor-moral-failure]

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