Many scholars, law enforcement officials, legislators and citizens alike, agree that the "War on Drugs" has been a complete failure. What evidence supports this belief? What suggestions do you have for decreasing the impact substance abuse has on both society and individuals?
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to wage the war on drugs has costs the U.S. $1 trillion, with another $51
billion adding to the tally each year. This has resulted in 45 million drug
related arrests, with the U.S. now jailing 2.3 million prisoners -- more people
than anyone else on the planet. What has all this accomplished? "Rates of
addiction remain unchanged, overdose deaths are at an all-time high and drugs
cost less than ever before."
While attitudes and
opinions on drug reform are dramatically shifting in the U.S. and across the
world, more needs to be done. I echo Eugene's call for U.S. citizens tourge Congress to advance the
Smarter Sentencing Act. This could help put an end to racial profiling,
mass incarceration, shattered communities and failed policy. The Smarter
Sentencing Act will save the U.S. billions of dollars, which could be spent on
helping people overcome drug dependencies. It will also ease dangerous
overcrowding in prisons by reducing sentences for non-violent drug offenders Please let me know if you need any clarification. I'm always happy to answer your questions.
Jul 22nd, 2015
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