Amid Heroin Crisis, GOP Contenders Reframe Addiction as a Health Crisis

[Several Republican candidates have responded to the crisis with an about-face rarely seen since Richard Nixon launched the so-called war on drugs 45 years ago: a mainstream conservative movement calling for treating low-level drug use with health services instead of prison time. Last month in New Hampshire, GOP contenders unveiled several ideas — although few with detailed plans — to treat heroin addiction via rehabilitation, from placing more emphasis on drug prevention and targeting drug dealers instead of users to expanding recovery programs.]

Read the full article | Infographics | AL JAZEERA

Also, Drug Poisoning Mortality: USA 2002-2014 | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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