Without support from the government, many universities are taking initiative as thousands of students suffer silently with addiction.
Decriminalization and health-centered policies represent a novel approach to substance abuse in the United States
If cash remains the main motivating factor for politicians, there is a serious case to be made for criminal justice reform on a much larger scale.
Through the 1980s and 1990s, federal and state governments increased sentences, limited parole, expanded the War on Drugs, and militarized the police. The predominant attitude, held by both conservatives and liberals, was that criminals and addicts were an enemy who needed punishment instead of rehabilitation.