Nils Bejerot (1921-1988), MD, is still relevant today. ”This 100th anniversary is a message in a bottle, the remarkable foundation for an effective drug policy, delivered to us today through the enduring wisdom of the remarkable Swedish psychiatrist,” writes Robert DuPont and Gerald Busch, American doctors in addiction, in an article […]
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The legalization movement succeeded in legalizing marijuana in four more states last week. We shouldn’t let them end with heroin, writes Kevin Sabet, president of Smart Approaches to Marijuana, about the situation after US election.
The antagonists in the drug policy field, Alfred Lindesmith and Nils Bejerot, made completely different conclusions in the past. Could they have agreed today? Robert L. DuPont, MD, director of the Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc. and the first director of National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIDA, USA, presents an analysis.
”Although advances have been made in prevention and treatment, drug abuse is still a death machine”, said Ms Ann-Sofie Hermansson, Chair of the Gothenburg City executive board at inauguration of The World Forum Aganist Drugs.
Drug policies are too important to be left to drug experts and to governments alone. It is a society-wide responsibility that requires society-wide engagement. said Mr Sven-Olov Carlsson, international president, World Federation Against Drugs at the opening of conferens in Gothenburg.
Don´t weaken our voice for Drug prevention. We strongly encourage the city of Stockholm to remain in European Cities Against Drugs. 20 International Drug prevention leaders writes an Open letter to the Mayor of Stockholm Karin Wanngård and two deputy mayors.
Marijuana legalization has led to more use and addiction in US while illegal market continues to thrive. More supply means more use. Drug legalization enhances drug supply and reduces social disapproval of drugs, writes professor Robert L. DuPont, former US drug czar.
”United Nations Affirms Support for International Drug Control Conventions. A historic global meeting emphasizes commitment to preventing and reducing drug use around the world”. Statement from the campaign Prevent. Don’t Promote and Smart Approaches to Marijuana.
”Primary prevention remains and will remain the only sure way of dealing with drugs”. At a side event at CND – preparing for UNGASS – about NGOs working to protect children, Brother Paul Mburu from Soberlife Mentorship Society, an organization working in the slums of Nairobi, told his own story.
The goal in helping a loved one with a substance use problem is not to reduce their use. It is to stop drug use, said mr Sven-Olov Carlsson, international president WFAD, in his opening speech at 5th World Forum Against Drugs 12-13 March in Vienna.