Minimizing Harm: Public Health and Justice System Responses to Drug Use and the Opioid Crisis

VERA INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE (01/17) – […]The research evidence, as described in this brief, is clear that incarceration does not reduce drug use, address criminality, or mitigate health consequences, including overdose. By incorporating evidence accumulated in the last five decades of the United States’ response to drugs, as well as looking to its international peers, America can choose policies that make the country healthier and safer. Read more

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