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My Latest Posts
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- Harm Reduction ResourcesHarm reduction means different things to different people. According to an article written by Morgan Coulson and Melissa Hartman in 2016 of John Hopkins University, it can be defined as: “[anything] reducing the harm associated with using drugs through a variety of public health interventions.” While the writer of this article agrees that the definition captures most of the meaning, I feel it leaves out one key component: legality. Specifically,Continue reading “Harm Reduction Resources”
- Syringe Laws by StateSyringes are used to ingest many types of drugs, from cocaine to insulin. Clean syringes are crucial to maintain good health, and their use helps prevent the spreading of disease. Despite this fact, in a misguided attempt to mitigate illicit drug use, some states have passed laws requiring a prescription to purchase syringes. Other states have simply passed laws which arbitrarily cap the number of syringes that can beContinue reading “Syringe Laws by State”
- Causal Analysis: Is Prohibition Actually Making the Drug Problem Worse?The unintended effects that drug prohibition has had on the poor, racerelations, and the deadly nature of drugs in America Drug use is a hot-button issue in America’s current political landscape. Some opinionsare based on misinformed government scare tactics such as the notoriously comical “This is your brain on drugs” ad campaign, while others are based on personal or anecdotal experience. Still others are based on anecdotal evidence. TheContinue reading “Causal Analysis: Is Prohibition Actually Making the Drug Problem Worse?”
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