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The dope on Mexico’s drug war

Benjamin T. Smith’s new book The Dope: The Real History of the Mexican Drug War is a peculiar yet all too familiar account of illicit drugs south of the border.…

Marijuana gateway theory suffers new setbacks

Scapegoating drugs for society’s problems is becoming increasingly difficult thanks to researchers who study childhood distress and how it affects a person’s adult life. Trauma has emerged as a leading…

Beyond drugs and drug policy: Towards transformative Indigenous liberation

Reflections on a webinar on drug policies and Indigenous rights By Dania Putri For decades, drug policy has been a vehicle of oppression violating Indigenous rights. From forced crop eradication…

LGBTQI people who use drugs during COVID-19 in Thailand: Health, equality, and intersectionality

As Thailand battles another wave of COVID-19 infections, government authorities and businesses must prioritize the health of people, without neglecting marginalized groups who are systematically targeted by law enforcement, criminalised,…

Is public discourse on drug overdoses improving?

This article today in the Washington Post caught my attention: Drug overdoses deaths soared to a record 93,000 last year The death toll jumped by more than 21,000, or nearly…