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The crucial role of mothers in reforming drug policy

Mothers in the UK, US, Canada, and beyond are advocating for drug policy reform; for many, their advocacy follows the death or incarceration of their child as a result of the drug war …  many mothers and other family members have come together in the fight for evidence-based, person-centred drug policy reform due to the effect of prohibitionist laws on their families.

In United States :  Moms United to End the War on Drugs, a campaign [which] involves people uploading photos that highlight how their families are torn apart “due to a loved one’s incarceration; an accidental overdose; their being harmed or killed by drug war violence; or their being lost on the streets due to drug problems”.

In Canada : Moms Stop the Harm, which advocates for various harm reduction measures.

In UK : Anyone’s Child, an international network of families who are campaigning for an end to the criminalisation of drug use, and often speak in favour of the legal control and regulation of drugs.

Original Article (Talking Drugs): 
The Crucial Role of Mothers in Reforming Drug Policy
Artwork Fair Use: Visitor7

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