This book has been put together to help make clearer the different ways that current American drug policy could be changed and why The War On Drugs isn't working. ...Read more ›
Debate and Truths
“The War on Drugs”.
How many have stopped to think – What does this actually mean? What does this really mean?
I sure have, and to be honest, I still haven’t figured out the answer. We have prescription drugs, natural drugs, drugs for mental illness, drugs for depression, drugs that quell hyperactivity. Then we just have “illegal drugs“, and well, I guess these are what the war is being waged on. But how do you wage war on “drugs”, or these “illegal drugs” to be more specific?
With guns? That doesn’t really make sense, you can’t shoot and kill “illegal drugs”. So is the war on illegal drug users? 42% of Americans have tried cannabis at least once (PLoS Medicine). So are we waging war on 42% of our country? What about the 16% that have tried cocaine (PLoS Medicine).
Well it definitely seems like a certain amount of this “war on drugs” is being directed at illegal drug users. Around 25% of inmates have been incarcerated due to “drug crimes”. (Bureau of Justice Statistics).
But hang on, 48% of Americans took at least one prescription drug in the last month. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). 11% of Americans are now on Antidepressants.
Why is everybody so sad?
I could sit here and quote conflicting statistics all day, but my point is - somethings not right. Is “the war on drugs” the right way to deal with drug abuse, is it the most effective way to increase peoples happiness and contentment with life? If so, surely Americans wouldn’t have the highest rate of anti-depressant use in the world. But we do. So the strategy nees to be discussed.
We have done extensive work and research to locate the best of both sides of the drug debate arguments and present them here, along with any evidence offered in support of those arguments.
Get your thinking cap on and make your mind up for yourself.
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