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Seen & Heard, Christy Thornton

Ultimately, more than four decades of the U.S.-led war on drugs abroad has not only failed to reduce the supply of illicit substances— it has actually made them more dangerous. A recent U.N. report found that global drug use is up 26 percent from a decade ago. Another survey by the Drug Enforcement Administration confirmed that despite decades of these source control measures, drug prices remain steady, purity and potency remain high, drugs remain widely available, and overdoses are skyrocketing.” 

Christy Thornton, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, writing on the need for the U.S. to cooperate

The New York Times, September 7, 2022