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    Denise Oliver Velez, ygdrasl

    has always been under-analyzed what with the neocolonial interventions into other countries during GOP administrations, supporting regimes whose role in the "war on drugs' only made the industry stronger and their client states codependent much like methadone maintenance and the associated market for IDU users. Thanks for this; harm reduction is another of the necessary steps to coping with the glacial pace of the US health system to eventual universalization

    Today's abscess riddled, track-marked, petty-thieving, walking skeletons seen emerging from shooting galleries, or wandering the streets looking to "cop," are a far cry from Sherlock Holmes. As a society we have created the problem, and as long as drug use and addiction are viewed and treated as sinful, shameful, immoral and criminal, the toll on users and society will be weighty.  

    Warning - some snark above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ "We're like a strip club with a million bouncers and no strippers." (HBO's Real Time, January 18, 2013)

    by annieli on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 07:54:20 PM PST

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