About Substance Use & Addiction

Many of the harms associated with drug use are actually from the way that society treats drug use, and people who use drugs, rather than the drug use itself.

Prohibition—that is, making drugs illegal—contributes to discrimination and stigma against people who use drugs and leads people to hide their use due to fears of discrimination and criminalization. This discrimination and stigma can prevent people who use drugs from getting good quality, non-judgmental healthcare, safe housing, and employment.

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