Food for thought on the drug war

We think that drugs cause addiction, but there's credible scientific evidence that says that isn't so. People with miserable lives who have nothing but the drugs to enjoy become, and stay, addicted. People with happy lives do not, even if -- for medical reasons -- they are forced to use a drug for pain relief temporarily.

What does this mean on a policy level? You can't mandate human connection and a happy, fulfilling life as a government policy. But I do think a lot of our current laws pretty much ensure that anyone who has ever gotten in trouble with the law will have an unhappy, unfulfilled life; and that is exactly the environment that would drive them to return to drug addiction.

This entry was published Tue Jan 27 12:52:45 CST 2015 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2015-01-24 11:36:27.0. [Tweet]

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