"Wide availability and peer pressure makes it
inevitable that everyone will use drugs at some
"It is possible to stop most drug addiction in the
US within a very short time.
Simply make all drugs available and sell
them at cost.
Label each drug with a precise description of ALL effects
This will require heroic honesty.
Don't say that
marijuana is addictive or dangerous when it is neither.
"Speed" kills most unpleasantly, or
Heroin, which can be
addictive and difficult
to kick." - Gore Vidal,
Between 1780 and 1830, a near-tripling of
annual per capita alcohol consumption and a related rise in alcohol problems in
America led to what has been christened the discovery of
1784 Benjamin Rush describes one
of the earliest pharmacological treatments for chronic drunkenness - the use of
an emetic to create a conditioned aversion to alcohol.
1838 Samuel Woodward pushed for the medicalization of
addiction by calling for the creation of specialized institutions for the care
of the inebriate.
Agents used to aid detoxification included alcohol,
chloral hydrate, strychnine, mercury, arsenic, atropine, belladonna,
hyoscyamus, coca, cannabis indica, opium, atropine, hyoscy-amus, belladonna,
sulphur, quinine, and paraldehyde.
Parrish founds the American Association for the Cure of Inebriates.
Founding principles declare:
- Intemperance is a
- It is curable in the same sense that other diseases
- Its primary cause is a constitutional susceptibility to the
- This constitutional tendency may be either
inherited or acquired.
Institute, known for its Keeley Cure or Gold Cure, is a
commercial medical operation offering treatment to alcoholics.
success of the Keeley products spawn patent medicine cures for
Keeley treated with combinations of strychnine, atropine,
cocaine, codeine, and apomorphine promising to destroy craving for alcohol and
Sold as bottled home cures they secretly contained alcohol,
opium, morphine and cocaine which eventually led to prescription and product
There were three approaches to narcotic withdrawal in the
late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries:
- rapid and complete
- stepped withdrawal utilizing a step-down of drug dosage,
- prolonged withdrawal over an extended period of time.
Pharmacological adjuncts used to facilitate these processes included
codeine, cannabis indica, strychnine, belladonna, atropine, cocaine, quinine,
whiskey, and coffee; purgatives to speed the elimination of toxins; sedatives
to provide comfort and sleep (chloral hydrate, bromides, sulphonal, trional,
and veronal); aversive agents (tartar emetic); drugs whose resulting
disorientation reduced flight from treatment (hyoscine or atropine); and plant
specifics thought to destroy narcotic craving (Avena sativa or Viola sagittata)
(Kolb & Himmelsbach, 1938).
Formal narcotic addiction withdrawal
protocols of the early twentieth century included the Lambert-Towns treatment
(a combination of belladonna, xanthoxlyun, hyoscyamus, strychnine, and
digitalis), the Petty method (atropine, scopolamine, sparteine sulphate, and
sodium thiosulfate), the Sceleth method (scopolamine, pilocarpine,
ethyl-morphin, strychnine, and various cathartics), the Nellens and Massee
method (mercurous chloride, magnesium sulphate, and chloral) and Narcosan
treatment (a mixture of lipoids, proteins, and
"John D. Rockefeller Junior is the
man directly responsible for creating and instigating the destructive war on
The war on drugs was carefully planned and orchestrated to
protect the family ownership of
Rockefeller obsession was to own or control
the various chemical companies that relied on petroleum.
started working on serious plans to take over the educational system,
the medical system, all the
medical schools and research schools.
This is all done in
the name of philanthropy, but the
real purpose is the Rockefellers can now insist physicians be trained to only
prescribe the use of chemical
pharmaceutical drugs for their patients.
strategy for China was to force the Chinese people off of their
medicines and on to Rockefeller chemical
pharmaceutical drugs."- Jean Carter
"The drug war has
failed because it defines any use of an
illegal drug as abuse in need of treatment,
The American drug war has been building for over a 100
It began with the flawed logic of
social engineers such as
Richmond Pearson Hobson and
Harry Jacob Anslinger to
punish the sale of patent medicine.
As the situation deteriorated,
Richard Nixon and then
escalated the war.
Academics predicted failure but were ignored." -
|"As a politician, you can
use "crack cocaine" as a code word and say you're going after the drug, but
you're actually going after people we don't really like in our society." -
"Prohibition is a drain on
the public purse.
Federal, state and local governments spend billions
per year to enforce drug prohibition.
These same governments forego
billions per year in tax revenue they could collect from legalized drugs,
assuming these were taxed at rates similar to those on
Under prohibition, these revenues accrue to
traffickers as increased profits." - Jeffrey Miron, Harvard
October 27, 1970 Congress passes the
Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act categorizing
chemical compounds based on their medicinal use and potential for
release a report that ten to fifteen percent of US servicemen in Vietnam became
addicted to Heroin.
President Nixon declares drug abuse to be
"public enemy number one".
"I started in the
war on drugs at
the very beginning.
I worked the first 14 years undercover.
I have followed the war on drugs ever since.
When I retired I felt bad about
my role in implementing an unjust war.
The war on drugs was
declared by Richard Nixon.
As the federal funding started pouring
in, we went from a seven-man unit to a 76-person bureau of narcotics.
When you increase any organization by 11 times overnight, you set up a
great deal of expectations.
Officers are judged mainly on
the number of arrests they make.
The expectation was that in the
coming year we'd arrest at least
11 times as many people for non-violent drug offense as we did the year
We were supposed to arrest drug users: Not easy in 1970 for
First, we didn't really have much of a drug problem in
Those of us old enough to look back to those times, we know the
main problem was soft drugs: marijuana,
mushrooms, LSD -
We targeted young folks, folks
in high school or college or in between, little
friendship groups, because
there were no drug dealers.
Our bosses didn't know how to fight a
war on drugs.
They knew one thing:
They knew how to
work that federal cash cow.
So they had to make the war
on drugs look like it was an absolute necessity.
arresting everybody we could put our fingers on.
I infiltrated a group
of maybe 15 young people.
Friday night, school's out, work's out,
somebody'd say "You wanna get high?"
A few people would take them up on
that, and of course I was always there to take them up on that.
One of the friends who happened to have access to the family car
could go and get drugs - because I was working the suburbs.
were no drugs in the suburbs; you had to go to New York City to get them - and
he'd ask what do you want?
One person says get me a couple joints, one
says get me some acid, and when they came to me I'd put my order in too, for
this tiny bit of substance.
An hour later they'd come back and hand
this stuff out to their friends.
And when they handed it to me they
became a big-time drug dealer.
And I would stay in that group until I
got everybody in the group.
Which was easy because whoever made the run
before didn't want to do it again; they weren't even getting gas money.
These were just young people accommodating each other.
I sat down with four other police officers and we decided we were going to try
and do something.
We decided first -
what should law enforcement
people be trying to do?
We boiled it down to the very essence - we
were interested in reducing the incidence of death,
All four of these categories are made infinitely worse by
the war on drugs.
decided we wanted to end drug prohibition, just like we ended alcohol
prohibition in 1933.
As law enforcement we knew that the very day after we ended that
terrible law, Al Capone and all his smuggling buddies were out of business.
They were no longer out on the streets, killing each other to try and
control that lucrative business.
They were no longer killing us cops
trying to fight that useless war.
They were no longer killing our
children caught in crossfire and drive-by shootings: all the things we have
We knew that if we came up with a system of legalized regulation
of drugs today we could take all the violence out of this equation. All of
If we treated drug abuse we could actually start helping these
people instead of destroying their lives.
We've spent more than a
trillion dollars on the war on drugs since 1970.
And what do we have to show for that
It's billion more every year that we'll throw down the same
In 37 years we've made over 38 million arrests for non-violent
We've quadrupled the number of people in our prisons
building prisons the
fastest-growing industry in the US.
Despite all this money spent,
and all these lives destroyed, today drugs are cheaper, they're more potent and they're easier for our children to
access than they were in 1970 when I started buying them as
an undercover agent.
1969 arrests for
non-violent drug offenses was in the tens of thousands.
In 1970, when
we started this, that number went up to hundreds of thousands.
were doing anything to interdict drugs, the price would go up, not down?
supply would go down, not up.
Instead, when I was a young trooper
in 1970, kicking down doors and executing search warrants a good seizure for a
local cop might be an ounce of cocaine or a quarter-ounce of
Look at what we're seizing today.
In 2002, in a single seizure
we seized ten tons of Heroin and in another single seizure 20 tons of
That's a failed policy, with
unintended consequences any way you look at it." - Jack Cole, 26 year
veteran New Jersey State Police, executive director of Law Enforcement
corporate policy for
at least 18 years that every new hire excrete on command while a
rubber-gloved nurse waits outside with her ear plastered to the door.
Those who test positive for illegal drugs don't get their promised job,
on grounds that someone who can't stay off the stuff long enough to pass a
one-time, advance-notice screening might have a problem.
the fact that we generally don't operate machinery heavier than a coffee pot,
aren't likely to sell our secrets to blackmailing Russkies and are supposed to
be at least theoretically
representative of typical Americans.
Because guess what? The typical
American - and just about every journalist I've ever
asked - has already tried marijuana at least once before the age of 25,
according to the government's National Survey on Drug Use and
What's more, despite 35 years and billions of dollars worth
of taxpayer financed
propaganda to the contrary, most of those who've inhaled didn't collapse
through the "gateway" into
addiction and "Traffic"style sex slavery."
- Matt Welch
March 1999 Institute of
Medicine (IOM) finds cannabis has no significant addictive potential.
The report notes: "few cannabis users develop dependence "and if there
are withdrawal symptoms, they are "mild and short lived."
report states gateway theory is a social hypothesis.
pharmacological qualities of cannabis does not lead to chemical use.
legal status of cannabis makes
it a gateway drug.
"The "gateway" to hard
drugs is cannabis prohibition!" - Jack Herer
"Growing up I heard
innumerable times marijuana was a 'gateway' drug that was very likely to cause
the user to graduate to hard drugs.
In elementary school I had peers
who said, "Take 2 aspirin and wash them down with
will give you a nice high."
Over-the-counter painkillers are
probably the most widely abused chemicals.
Out of elementary and
into junior high - it is a whole new story.
If the over-the-counter
painkillers work what about the other stuff?
Braver and more
experienced - these kids already knew alot about drugs.
And they had
them after raiding Mom' medicine cabinet !
Out of junior high and into
HighSchool - it is a fantastic new adventure.
The most easily
accessible after pills - tobacco and alcohol.
Cigarettes are number one with cheap wine and beer a close second.
And of course there are many dipping into Mom's medicine cabinet and
Dad's liquor cabinet." - Athbhreith Athbheochan
"Particularly alarming is the 212% increase from 1992 to 2003 in the
number of 12 to 17 year olds abusing and trying these drugs for the first
time." - Joseph A. Califano Jr, Columbia University National Center on
Addiction and Substance Abuse
US Drug Enforcement
Administration says 7 million Americans currently abuse PHRMA, noting that
is "more than the number who are abusing
hallucinogens, ecstasy and inhalants combined."
DEA reports "opioid
painkillers cause more fatal overdoses than cocaine and
22 year-old Savannah Kissick overdoses on a combination of
painkillers and sedatives while celebrating
New Year's Eve.
2005 1 in 10 teenagers continue
to abuse PHRMA according to the federally funded annual survey by the
University of Michigan in .
2008 At least 485
people died in Kentucky including Savannah Kissick from PHRMA overdoses of
methadone, oxycodone and hydrocodone, alprazolam (Xanax), opium, diazepam (Valium®) and
"We are drowning in a sea of prescription medication tied to
every type of crime, the burglaries, the thefts, the accidents, the domestic
disputes between families. It's breaking families up." - Greenup County Sheriff
US Drug Enforcement Agency states that stolen or
illegal purchased prescription medications are a favorite of high school and
"The first time I ever got "high" was on
prescribed codeine (methylmorphine - codeine sulfate and codeine phosphate) for
a head injury in elementary school.
The first illegal drug I ever
purchased was a "rack of whites", amphetamines, in middle school." - Athbhreith
'Robotrippin' by middle school students is increasing at
50% per year.
The key ingredient is DXM, Dex or
Lucia Martino, a 16 year old user and one of about 2.4 million teens
that have used Dex, died of an overdose in September 2006.
spent $4.5 billion in 2005 on 'cold remedies'.
There is no remedy
for a viral cold infection !
"When drug treatment doesn't work
thats because it's an incorrect solution.
The real issue is
social justice and
equal access to
legal services - all the
things that most middle-class Americans take for granted.
modification, requiring socially marginalized
self-medicating drug users with serious personal problems to
stop applying the balm before addressing
the source of their
pain."- Paul Cherashore
The Mystery of the Terrifying Xanax Resurgence in
"Since 1971, marijuana has
been classified as a "Schedule I" narcotic, meaning it has no medical
That's the same category as
And as if that's not goofy enough, that also would suggest marijuana is
more dangerous than crack
cocaine, a Schedule II drug that no one in the sane world describes as less
dangerous than marijuana." - Clarence Page
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