Argument: War on Drugs wrongly stigmatizes drug-users

Issue Report: War on Drugs


The UK drug policy reform group Release believes that the stigma attached to drug use needs to be removed. Release’s actions have included challenging such stigmatisation with its “Nice People Take Drugs” advertising campaign.[1]

The author and physician Andrew Weil has commented on the peculiar attitude and emotional bias of some people who think “drug taking is bad”, but who never-the-less consume alcohol, and formulate the unhelpful conception “We drink. Therefore alcohol is not a drug.”[2]