Drugs and Crime
More addicts were introduced to drugs by doctors than any other source.
Why does a gang...
-Desperation is the number one cause of violence. Poverty is the number one cause of desperation.
-There are more bad jobs than "good" ones. No politician ever talks about the bad jobs. We can't keep leaving people behind.
-Heroin addicts started in the hospital or at the doctor's office. Their prescriptions just ran out.
Pay more than a job?
-Meth users started with childhood prescriptions to Ritalin and Adderall.
-All research on successful drug policy shows that treatment should be increased, but what about the origins?
-Our economic, education, and healthcare systems push people into lives of drugs and crime. We need a new approach.