“The War on Drugs we’ve been fighting for almost a century now has made everything worse.”
So says a compelling video from Kurzgesagt, based on British journalist Johann Hari's 2015 book "Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs." Essentially, the criminalization of people who use drugs contributes to myriad social problems, and it doesn't do anything to treat the social issues at the core of addiction. But don't take our word for it. Check it out:
"The opposite of addiction is not sobriety; the opposite of addiction is connection." What do you think?