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All of Us Use Drugs, but Only Some of Us Go to Jail!

Tony Newman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tony Newman

The U.S. has 5% of the world's population but has 25% of the world's prison population. Nationally, blacks are 13 times more likely to be incarcerated on drug charges as whites, despite similar rates of drug use.

How Not to Protect Children

Joe Amon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Amon

The U.N. agency responsible for protecting children's rights was being criticized for supporting Cambodian detention centers where children are subject to arbitrary detention, torture, violent beatings and other sadistic punishments.

Alarmist NY Times Story Could Hurt Efforts To Reduce Overcrowded Prisons

Jill Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jill Harris

The budget crisis forces states to look at whether to continue to fight a failed Drug War that packs prisons with non-violent drug offenders who drain prison budgets. Shame on the Times if this article freezes forward-thinking legislators and state officials in their tracks.

Exploring Vancouver With A True Olympian

Joel Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joel Epstein

Were Sullivan just another athlete or Olympic official the image he cut would be long forgotten. But Sullivan is no ordinary gifted athlete or business of sports bureaucrat.

Drug Warriors: Addicted to Myths

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

"Addiction" is always about the underlying pain. The solution? Legalize and regulate all drugs. Integrate drug policy into public health. Treat addicts as humans, their physical and psychological issues as medical conditions.

Cambodian drug rehab centres: Abusive, Illegal, Ineffective

Joe Amon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Amon

This post first appeared in January 27 issue of Thailand's English language daily, The Nation They had been beaten, whipped, shocked with electric ba...

Mental Health And Addiction Equity: New Updates, Long Overdue

Gabor Maté | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gabor Maté

The updated Mental Health Parity Act implicitly recognizes that addiction is a mental health issue and that its consequences can be as debilitating as that of any chronic, severe physical illness.

The Deadly Ignorance of "Drug Warriors"

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

A person addicted to heroin needs the drug as much as a diabetic needs insulin. How he or she gets it is problematic, but until we legalize and tax heroin, we need outreach programs to alleviate suffering and save lives.

"The Jim Crow Laws of the 21st Century": Will New York Change?

Odile Weissenborn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Odile Weissenborn

In New York, the 36-year-old Rockefeller Drug Laws may be massively overhauled.

Lies, Damn Lies and Drug Statistics: Treatment Version

Maia Szalavitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maia Szalavitz

When Minnesota Teen Challenge responded to my recent blog entry about their anti-drug program, they cited a "study" to back their claims. What this paper actually shows is how easy it is produce good looking numbers.