Rethinking Our War on Drugs

Rethinking Our War on Drugs: Candid Talk About Controversial Issues

by Gary L. Fisher

HV 5825 .F5653 2006

“… In his provocative book, Fisher examines both Democratic and Republican administrations across the last 10 years.  He discusses controversial topics, and defends uncommon approaches, focusing on subjects such as legalization, harm reduction, the futility of supply reduction, the problem of underage drinking, and effectiveness of treatment and prevention. 

The drug control policy he offers to replace current efforts includes such elements as: elimination of the ‘war’ metaphor, inclusion of alcohol in the mandate, conceptualization of addiction as a public health problem, utilization of harm-reduction principles to guide policy, and discontinuation of approaches that isolate drug and alcohol problems from their connection to broader social issues such as poverty. ” — book jacket

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