from stanton peele;
Newsweek’s March 3 cover announces that new drugs are changing the way we fight addiction. This follows Time’s July 5, 2007 cover story on the same topic and New York Times Magazine’s June 25, 2006 story. We know two things – we haven’t licked addiction yet, and by the time the same story is repeated each year, everyone seems to have forgotten the previous one.once again a media frenzy dispensing misinformation about the futile "war on drugs"
i'm unaware of any new drugs on the horizon that show any promise in combating
the ever increasing substance abuse problem in America.
now that 1 of every 100 Americans is in prison; a large percentage due to drug convictions,
is anyone in charge aware that incarceration is not the answer.
simple economics prove that for every dollar spent on treatment,
we save greatly on the reduced costs of crime, medical and enforcement outlays.
the future depends on proactive education and treatment; reduce the demand
for drugs by offering help rather than punishment.