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5 Reasons People Who Hate Drugs Should Want to End the Drug War

Drug abuse is bad, but the drug war only makes problems associated with it worse.

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5. Drug Abuse Is Bad, But the Drug War Is Worse

There is no doubt that drugs have ruined a lot of people’s lives. It is understandable why many people hate drugs and want to protect their families. But when you look at the greatest harms from drugs, the drug war and prohibition almost always make the problem much worse – and make our families and communities much less safe. We need the people who hate drugs to actively join the movement to end the war on drugs. Because the war on drugs is a war on all of us.

Tony Newman is communications director for the Drug Policy Alliance.
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