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Drug Czar

Obama Nominating Seattle Police Chief as Drug Czar

Ethan Nadelmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ethan Nadelmann

What gives me hope is the fact that Seattle has been at the cutting edge of harm reduction and other drug policy reform developments in the U.S. over the last decade.

Drug Policy Reform: Is the Timing Perfect, or Are We Ahead of the Times?

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

Are those of us who seek changes in the American approach to drugs whistling in the dark, or is now the time to strike?

Obama's New Drug Czar Couldn't Be Any Worse Than Bush's. Will He Be Any Better?

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

Current Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske will no doubt do a better job as the nation's "drug czar" than his predecessor, John Walters, who was a fanatic enemy of science and reason.

Gil Kerlikowske: Obama's Drug Czar

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden officially nominated Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske as chief of the Office of National Drug Control Policy Wednesday. ...

Progressives War over Drug Czar

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanton Peele

The idea of treating substance abusers as disease sufferers is tremendously appealing. But, like other disagreements steeped in divergent bedrock values, there's no getting around this one.

Drug Czar of My Dreams

Matt Elrod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Elrod

A significant reallocation of scarce resources from criminal justice to public health solutions is long overdue, but drug policy is multi-disciplinary and international in scope.

Why Harm Reduction Makes Sense: These Three Things I Know are True

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

How many adult substance abusers abstain? By now, we are inured to the frequent visits to rehab by problem drinking and drug abusing entertainment figures.

Not Drug Czar -- Ramstad Now Wants to Head Treatment Agency. Just Say No!

Maia Szalavitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maia Szalavitz

Is someone who opposes what the science says is the best treatment for heroin addiction really someone we want in charge of the agency which is supposed to help disseminate evidence-based care?

Obama Drug Czar Pick Tied to Christian Rehab Linked to Contributor Charged with $3.5 Billion Fraud (Updated)

Maia Szalavitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maia Szalavitz

Ramstad's support for Teen Challenge shows a disregard for evidence-based treatment and either a willingness to abandon his beliefs about treating addiction or a failure to investigate what kinds of programs he funds.

Obama Drug Czar Pick: No Recovery from War on Drugs?

Maia Szalavitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maia Szalavitz

Obama shouldn't make the mistake that Bill Clinton did and install a drug czar who will ignore science and push dogma.

Drug Czar John Walters: The Irony And The Idiocy

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Paul Armentano

Deep down, even the Drug Czar knows that the use of cannabis does not pose anywhere near the health and safety threat as does the use of other intoxicants, including alcohol.