Additional Reading

AP IMPACT: After 40 years, $1 trillion, US War on Drugs has failed to meet any of its goals – Fox New

1998 Nancy Reagan tells the United Nations that the War on Drugs will not work – The New York Times

In 2009 the White House Drug Czar called for an End to the “War on Drugs” – The Wall Street Journal

Top advisor to Richard Nixon admitted that ‘War on Drugs’ was policy tool to go after anti-war protesters and ‘black people’

The ‘War on Drugs’ is essentially just a war on black people in America Shaun King – Daily News

Why hardly anyone dies from a drug overdose in Portugal – Washington Post 5/6/2015

In Portugal, drug use is treated as a medical issue not a crime. NPR 4-18-2017


Portugal shows How to Win a War on Drugs – The New York Times

Innocent Victims of the Painkiller Addiction Epidemic – Ali Gorman WPVI-TV Philadelphia 6/8/2016

Born in Drugs – Lee Health 6/3/2016

Treating Addiction in Pregnancy – Case Western Reserve University Department of Psychiatry, Grand Rounds 10/25/2013

The Republican tax plan is a disaster for addiction treatment – Mother Jones

Addicts can be High Functioning – Attorney at Work

Although an improvement, “Fix Rooms” don’t go far enough – NPR Parallels

We’re Number One: World Prison Populations – BBC News

Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2017 – Prison Policy Initiative

States of Incarceration: The Global Context 2016 – States of Incarceration: The Global Context 2016

Racist Maine Gov. Paul LePage, a Chris Christie for President supporter, blames black people for state’s drug problems – Shaun King Daily News

White people are more likely to deal drugs, but black people are more likely to get arrested for it

Drugs a ‘new form of slavery’, Pope Francis says – Catholic News Agency/EWTN

For Pope Francis, Fake News Goes Back to the Garden of Eden

Pope Francis condemns ‘evil’ fake news New York Post 1/24/2018

Fentanyl Deaths up 540 Percent in Three Years The New York Times Josh Katz 9-2-2017

monthly-drug-overdose-death-estimates as of 8-6-2017 from the CDC

The Opioid Epidemic: A Crisis Years in the Making By Maya Salam Oct. 26, 2017

Trump said the Opioid Crisis is a National Emergency, but he never filed the paperwork – nytimes August 24, 2017

The Facts on America’s Opioid Epidemic By YOUSUR AL-HLOU, JOSH KATZ and DREW JORDAN NYTimes

Congress continues investigation into Springboro pharmacy distributor By Kaitlin Schroeder Dayton Daily News January 31, 2018

Opinion: We cannot arrest our way out of this crisis – Former Police Chief Wayne Turner of Northern Kentucky – Jan. 29, 2018

Russians penetrated U.S. voter systems, says top U.S. official – NBC News by CYNTHIA MCFADDEN, WILLIAM M. ARKIN and KEVIN MONAHAN 2/7/2018

Cincy-area congressman stands by ‘moochers’ comment about VA health care

1.5 million Veterans are on Food Stamps

West Chester Republican Voter: I’m fed up with all the crap that’s going on in Washington,” he said. “It’s time for a change and a big change. We don’t want the status quo in there.” BUT ENDS UP VOTING FOR THE KOCH CANDIDATE?!?!?

Puerto Rico: An ongoing disaster The Week (US)12 Jan 2018

No Family Is Safe From This Epidemic – The Atlantic – JAMES WINNEFELD NOV 29, 2017

Why companies like Disney are willing to give out temporary bonuses – By David Akadjian Feb 11, 2018 The Daily KOS

Did Americans Turn to Opioids Out of Despair – or Just Because They Were There

Opioid overdoses in ERs up 30 percent as crisis worsens

Time Special Report: The Opioid Diaries. Time 2018

Trump’s Plan to “Liberate the Country from Opioids” Instead Liberates Big Pharma from Oversight

Breaking Down Addiction – Denison Magazine Issue 1 2018