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

Perfect storm: How opioids were pushed on Americans in pain RT America Nov 20, 2018

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

Breaking Down Addiction – Denison Magazine Issue 1 2018

An Overdose Death Is Not Murder: Why Drug-Induced Homicide Laws Are Counterproductive and Inhumane

Opioid Overdose Deaths Fell After Colorado Legalized Weed

The Economic Impact of Illicit Drug Use on American Society 2011

Diacetylmorphine versus Methadone for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction

(Spoiler alert. Heroin almost twice as effective as Methadone.)

As feds focused on detaining kids, border drug prosecutions plummeted

Hating Big Pharma Is Good, But Supply-Side Epidemic Theory Is Killing People

Newt Gingrich: Opioid deaths are a health crisis — Treatment, not jail, is the cure

U.S. Life Expectancy Drops Amid ‘Disturbing’ Rise In Overdoses And Suicides – NPR 11-29-2018

Four Pillars drug strategy – City of Vancouver 2005

Generic-drug industry is riddled with price-fixing schemes, investigators say Los Angeles Times 12/13/2018

Drug firm poured 3M opioids into WV town in just 10 months, report says

After the overdose: A family’s journey into grief and guilt AP News 1/28/2019

Moms of the dead from drugs: “Where is the outrage for us?”