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Drug Users

We Are People ­­-- Not Addicts, Criminals, Inmates, and Convicts

Jag Davies | Posted 10.21.2014 | Media
Jag Davies

Media coverage of drugs and drug policy has grown much more sophisticated in the past few years. Yet many media outlets -- even some of the most well-meaning ones -- still often use inaccurate, offensive, or just plain absurd language that would be considered unthinkable when covering other issues.

How Should Our Society Deal With People Who Use Drugs?

Tony Newman | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Tony Newman

The war on drugs is a cruel joke. The U.S. spends more than $50 billion a year on the "war on drugs" with the goal of creating a "drug-free society" -- yet there has never been a "drug-free society" in the history of civilization.

Stepping Up the Pace Means Leaving Nobody Behind

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Michel D. Kazatchkine

Despite the remarkable progress achieved globally, the prevalence and incidence of HIV among these groups remains far higher than in the general population in almost all regions of the world due to restricted access to information, prevention and treatment.

A Life of Dignitiy for All

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 07.13.2014 | Impact
Michel D. Kazatchkine

Despite the many challenges that we face, I have always had strong confidence in what the people of this region can achieve by focusing together on our shared goal of ending these epidemics.

New Pew Poll Reveals Americans Ready to End War on Drugs

Jag Davies | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Jag Davies

From liberal stalwarts to Tea Party favorites, there's now a bipartisan consensus that our country incarcerates too many people, for too much time, at too much expense to taxpayers.

People Who Use Drugs Need to Be Treated With Dignity

Sharda Sekaran | Posted 04.07.2014 | Celebrity
Sharda Sekaran

Too often, the people who use drugs are invisible or worse they are stigmatized and demonized as "junkies," "addicts," and "criminals." Drug users are "others" to be held in stark contrast to the rest of "us."

Gingrich Slams GOP Rival Over 'Drugs'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.22.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich slammed rival Ron Paul when he claimed Paul's political base is made of "people who want to legalize d...

HIV Rates In US: Some Places Have Higher Infection Rates Than Africa

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Recent research published in The New England Journal of Medicine shows that within certain populations in America, the prevalence of HIV-infected peop...