Trump’s Border Wall Won’t Solve Our Heroin Crisis

Trump’s Border Wall Won’t Solve Our Heroin Crisis

The opioid prescription problem in the U.S. is perpetuated by drug companies, Sanho Tree tells CCTV. “Airwaves are flooded with prescription drug ads. There’s a pill for every problem,” Tree said. People begin to abuse prescription drugs and then look for a cheaper...
Our Unscientific Drug Control Regime

Our Unscientific Drug Control Regime

It is said that drugs – be they natural or synthetic, legally prescribed or illicitly consumed – and poisons only differ in dose. Indeed, today’s drugs vary tremendously in the personal and interpersonal harm they are wont to cause, from the largely...
On Drugs and Democracy

On Drugs and Democracy

The UN Office of Drug Control (UNODC) has thoroughly documented the violence, crime, and corruption linked with the worldwide heroin and opium trade. The U.S. news media report every day on the mayhem and corruption of government officials caused by the drug wars in...
Afghanistan’s Poppy War

Afghanistan’s Poppy War

For a symbol of how America’s decade-long war is going in faraway Afghanistan, look at the beautiful fields of red poppies flowering so bountifully there. Unfortunately, that bounty symbolizes the failure of an ambitious Western initiative against Taliban...