WAR ON US
How the War on Drugs is a War on All of Us
We're All Victims of the War On Drugs:
YES, Please send updates on what's happening in the fight to end the War on Drugs.
Being a proponent of ending the war on drugs is not equivalent to being pro-drug use. Drug addiction is a SERIOUS issue – but in many cases, dealing with the criminal justice system can be worse than the addiction itself, and the stress and trauma caused by the War on Drugs can escalate addiction and other issues. The Drug War has failed. It’s time for change.
Lack of funding is not the issue. Taxpayers don’t need to be saddled with yet another sieve for their dollars. The issue is the misallocation of current resources and simply, bad policy.
As changes in drug policy are discussed, general theory is sometimes applied, resulting in more failed policies. Assessing options from a practical level, applying day-to-day experience, and analyzing what is working elsewhere is essential to improved policy. War on Us shares the voices of families directly impacted, of taxpayers tired of footing the bill for destructive policy, and of other individuals and experts who have valuable insight. It provides easy-to-access facts, statistics and analysis, gathers personal stories illustrating the real impact of the War on Drugs, and chronicles developments in criminal justice reform.
The War on Drugs has grown to the extent that it impacts not only drug users – it impacts all of us. The War on Drugs IS a War on Us.
- Colleen Cowles, Founder of War On Us