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September 7, 2017

"Drug War Reform: Criminal Justice, Recovery, and Holistic Community Alternatives"

The title of this post is the title of this article recently posted to SSRN authored by Joshua Horton. Here is its abstract:

This article investigates the issues and possible societal solutions to the Drug War, Opiate Epidemic, Mass Incarceration and other collateral consequences of current policies in three distinct parts. First, it discusses the DeFelonization of drug possession and the ramifications this would have nationally. Next, it addresses the influx of drug users into the community that are currently receiving little to no rehabilitation behind bars. This country will need to find a revenue source to fund a massive rehabilitation effort. It will come from marijuana legalization. And lastly, I investigate an up and coming approach to recovery called Recovery Community Organizations (RCO's). These entities incorporate an innovative, holistic bottom up approach, as opposed to the current top-down, massive, paternalistic governmental and criminal justice approach.

September 7, 2017 at 10:35 AM | Permalink

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I got your holistic approach. Hurricane Irma drowns drug smugglers, addicts and pushers. All natural remedy.

Posted by: David Behar | Sep 7, 2017 11:27:09 PM

It is frightening that we have unqualified and uneducated physicians such as yourself. You are part of the problem. Maybe you should move to Saudi Arabia if you are so infatuated with Sharia Law. I read your blog. Disgraceful. Your existence and opinions fly in the very face of the Hippocratic Oath.

Posted by: Joshua Shane Horton | Sep 9, 2017 9:16:48 AM

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