How the War on Drugs Has Caused More Harm Than Good

Openhearted Rebel

war-on-drugs-failedBy Dr. Joseph MercolaWake Up World

Prescriptions for opioids have risen by 300 percent over the past 10 years — a trend that has fueled, if not created a whole new heroin epidemic.[1] Americans use the most opioids of any nation — twice the amount used by Canadians, who come in second place in terms of prescriptions.

So many Americans are on opioids, there’s now a huge market for drugs to treat opioid-induced constipation (OIC). A major TV spot for OIC even ran during the televising of the 2016 Super Bowl.[2]

Meanwhile, the war on (illicit) drugs, which exacts particularly harsh punishment for minor marijuana offenses, has proven itself a miserable failure that actually contributes to the current drug abuse epidemic.

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