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2009-05-08 09:42:23

Punitive policies intended to reduce drug use by making life difficult for convicted users are counterproductive and actually lead to a vicious spiral of drug use and reincarceration. Research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy reveals how legal punishment, withdrawal of services and social stigmatization encourage a return to drug use, increased criminal activity and ultimately re-incarceration.Juliana van Olphen from San...

2009-05-07 22:17:44

Punitive policies intended to reduce drug use by making life difficult for convicted users are counterproductive, U.S. researchers found. Study leader Juliana van Olphen of San Francisco State University and colleagues conducted focus groups and conducted semi-structured interviews with 17 women who had recently left jail. Our conclusion was that punitive drug and social policies related to employment, housing, education, welfare, and mental health and substance abuse treatment make it...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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