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…drug policy priorities are a small step in the right direction, but old attitudes linger

Young drug reformers also had a few bones to pick with the administration’s priorities… applauded priorities like more access to treatment and more research on racial equity… complained that the administration priorities “fail to provide adequate support to Young People Who Use Drugs (YPWUD) in this country” – especially those who use drugs non-problematically.

“[T]here are no steps being taken to support YPWUD that do not want to and will not stop using drugs,” SSDP said. “Young people have feared and faced the consequences of punitive drug policies and shouldered the burden of caring for their peers who use drugs for far too long. Young leaders calling for drug policy reform recognize that simply using drugs is not problematic and that we can support the safe and prosperous futures of People Who Use Drugs (PWUD) without forcing them to stop as a pre-condition for compassion, care, and opportunity.”

Original Article (Lucid News):
Biden’s drug policy priorities are a small step in the right direction, but old attitudes linger
Artwork Fair Use: Vyacheslav Argenberg

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