Posts tagged substance use disorder
How the War on Drugs Has Changed Tunes

Back in the 1960s, the US began the “War on Drugs.” This served to criminalize drug addiction and increased the number of incarcerated Americans which disproportionately affected African Americans and Latinos/Hispanic. Some are still incarcerated from the 1980s. During this epidemic, the drug of choice that led to alarming rates of incarceration was crack cocaine.

Addiction has continued to ravage communities. Today’s drug or substance of choice is opioids and they often come directly from one’s primary care physician.

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