Why West Virginia's Heroin Overdose Rate Doubled After It Mandated Doctors Use the State Drug-Monitoring Database
Could the program have driven some West Virginians to use heroin?
Harm Reduction Can Help to Heal Law Enforcement's Rift With the Public
Police participation in harm-reduction measures that protect public health and serve communities is a growing good news story. It can also play a part in repairing a battered reputation.
What Happens When Penalties for Pot Smoking Are Reduced?
At least, that has been the experience in Great Britain, according to a new analysis.
This Is (Finally) the Beginning of the End of the War on Drugs
With the advent of marijuana legalization, alternatives to incarceration, harm reduction as treatment, and other rational approaches to addiction, 2014 could be an unprecedented turning point.
Is U.S.A. Drug Tourism Likely After States Drug Legalization?
U.S. drug laws should be loosened, argues Michael Scott Moore, but Holland — where soft drugs are not legal but are tolerated — is probably not the right model.
Drug Courts Reduce Recidivism and Save Tax Dollars
Drug courts can help ease the U.S. prison population and usher America into the civilized world when it comes to prosecuting drug-use offenses.
Portugal Benefits by Treating Drug Abuse as Medical, Not Legal, Issue
Portugal’s example suggests that de-escalating the war on drugs might create a new sort of peace dividend.
Strict Policy Prevents Use of Alcohol, Not Marijuana
A cross-national comparison of alcohol and marijuana use among adolescents indicates that stricter laws may prevent high school kids from drinking, but not from smoking pot.