Drug to smart phone addiction-A need for a new perspective

The federal and state governments have spent more than $1 trillion during the last 40 years on the  war on drugs. A war that has been so unsuccessful that more than half a million people are in prison for drug law violations–a tenfold increase since 1980. Once released from prison with the stigma of a criminal record, the people face a very difficult future.

Clearly, the present drug policies are not working.  There is a need to rethink the basis and treatment of addiction. Watch British journalist Johann Hari’s 2015 Ted talk in which he offers surprising and hopeful ways of thinking about an age-old problem.


One Comment on “Drug to smart phone addiction-A need for a new perspective”

  1. I worked in a High Security Prison in the USA and most illegal drugs were available to inmates


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