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To Address Addiction, Confront Racism in Our Health and Justice Systems
Unless the USA acknowledges the deeply ingrained, continuing legacy of slavery and anti-black racism in both its public health and criminal justice systems, it will never make the transformational change that is needed.
War on drugs has helped cocaine traffickers conquer swathes of Central America, study suggests
Almost 20 per cent of US drug control spending goes on attempts to intercept shipments, with a ‘dismal’ success rate
We Need More Focus on How the Drug War Attacks Parents of Color
It would be hard to dispute that the War on Drugs, instigated by President Nixon in 1971, has deliberately targeted lower-income communities and communities of color.
Publications
International GUIDELINES HUMAN RIGHTS and DRUG POLICY Responding to the harms associated with drug use and the illicit drug trade is one of the greatest social policy challenges of our time. All aspects of this challenge have human rights implications.
HEALTH, RIGHTS AND DRUGS HARM REDUCTION, DECRIMINALIZATION AND ZERO DISCRIMINATION FOR PEOPLE WHO USE DRUGS
THE CIVIL SOCIETY TASK FORCE ON DRUGS The Civil Society Task Force on drugs (CSTF) conducted an online consultation of 461 Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) respondents from 100 countries and territories in the fall of 2018.