A better way to win the war on drugs: Bart de Koning at TEDxEde

Is the war on drugs worth fighting? Maybe — says Bart de Koning — if we can look at it with new eyes. We should wage a war on addiction, not drugs, de Koning says in a rousing call-to-action at TEDxEde. Efforts to stop all trafficking of illegal drugs has failed, he says, but well-funded mental health facilities offer an effective solution to what is ultimately a problem of addiction.

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    I would love to see more drug (including alcohol!) education in school. So much suffering can be prevented through...
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    YESSS!
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    We don’t treat alcoholics like criminals so we shouldn’t treat users of hard drugs like criminals either. It’s just...
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    But the “war on addiction” won’t feed the military-industrial complex. As right as this is it will NEVER be a thing.