Sarah Beller

Trump predicts 'incredible' results from sentencing drug dealers to death - and shows why his sadistic strategies will only make things worse

This article was originally published by Filter, a magazine covering drug use, drug policy and human rights. Follow Filter on Facebook or Twitter.

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Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Nicholas Kristof accused of 'racist and imperialist logic' ahead of global poverty tour

This article was originally published by Filter, a magazine covering drug use, drug policy and human rights. Follow Filter on Facebook or Twitter.

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The Trump Administration Put Out a New Video About Opioids - and It Gets Just About Everything Wrong

A new campaign—from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the Truth Initiative and the nonprofit Ad Council—has live-streamed a woman’s detox from opioids in a cubic “treatment box” to NYC passers-by. It then released a video including clips of the woman’s detox, interspersed with melodramatic music, commentary from “experts” and pedestrians’ gawking reactions.

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Warped Incentives: Five Disturbing Things About Our 'Justice' System, Explained by a Public Defender

This article was originally published by The Influence, a news site that covers the full spectrum of human relationships with drugs. Follow The Influence on Facebook or Twitter.

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America's "Psychedelic Spring" - Why Are These Drugs Growing in Cultural Importance Again?

This article was originally published by The Influence, a news site that covers the full spectrum of human relationships with drugs. Follow The Influence on Facebook or Twitter.

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5 Awful Ideas About Poor People and Addiction in David Brooks' Latest Column

This article was originally published by The Influence, a news site that covers the full spectrum of human relationships with drugs. Follow The Influenceon Facebook or Twitter.

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Beyond Parody? 5 Times 'The Onion' Brilliantly Skewered the War on Drugs

This article was originally published byThe Influence, a news site that covers the full spectrum of human relationships with drugs. Follow The Influence on Facebook or Twitter. 

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5 Examples of Filmmaker Judd Apatow's Obnoxious Anti-Drug and Anti-Sex Perspective

This article was originally published by The Influence, a news site that covers the full spectrum of human relationships with drugs. Follow The Influence on Facebook or Twitter. 

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Time to Demand Public Access to the Lifesaving Drug that Can Reverse Opiate Overdose

[Editor's Note: Naloxone is a legal drug that can stop opiate overdose in its tracks with just a few sprays. This week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an automated medical device that makes it easy for anyone to dispenses naloxone and potentially save a life. Previously, naloxone was only available in limited amounts to paramedics and some law enforcement agents. Now a movement is on the rise to make the lifesaving drug, and its new dispensing device, more easily accessible for the general public. An article with the details about the importance of public naloxone access is forthcoming.]

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The New York Times Is Dead Wrong About Drug Addiction

In a two-part series for the New York Times last month, Deborah Sontag wrote about buprenorphine, a medication used (mostly in the form of Suboxone) to treat opiate addiction through replacement therapy. The piece was presented as a dramatic exposé, with the flashy headline: “Addiction Treatment with a Dark Side.”

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