A graduate school curriculum in Drug Abuse and Addiction teaches harm reduction as a strategy to train drug abuse counselors. Inoculating these therapists with harm reduction
only strategy is an insidious way to promote drug use, drug abuse and addiction.
Harm reduction strategy does not seem to be curbing the current drug epidemic. Three bad government decisions and strategies heighten the drug epidemic right now:
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A man in Sweden wears a t-shirt with a phrase coined by Dr. Bertha Madras. Sweden’s drug policy has produced low youth drug usage.
The current drug overdoes epidemic is related to getting rid of in-school drug education and introducing “medical” marijuana followed by legalization It’s goes against all reason to legalize and commercialize a drug of abuse (marijuana) at a time that we have a drug epidemic. Preventing drug use is not a
“War on Drugs! It is Defense of our Brains,” according to Dr. Bertha Madras of Harvard University.
The current heroin epidemic offers a chance to revise drug policies, particularly in terms of prevention. Since our entertainment industry, media and society idealize drugs, a first step would be a national drug education program in
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