The U.S. Opioid Crisis: Decriminalization as a Potential Approach

Valerie Luzi
2020 International Journal of Translational Medical Research and Public Health  
There have been numerous approaches to treating the opioid crisis, but some downfalls include not addressing stigmas against the affected population. While it may seem to be a radical proposal, but decriminalizing all drugs may provide safer access to drugs, decrease the number of drug overdoses, decrease the stigma surrounding addicts, and decrease the barriers around access to care for addicts. Copyright © 2020 Luzi. Published by Global Health and Education Projects, Inc. This is an
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doi:10.21106/ijtmrph.108 fatcat:z4nc6mnzyzc2rly6pwvhzeehoq