In the year 2000, Portugal had one of the worst drug problems in Europe. One percent of the population was addicted to heroin, which is kind of mind-blowing, and every year, they tried the American way more and more. They punished people and stigmatized them and shamed them more, and every year, the problem got worse. Johann Hari [ted id=2299 lang=pt-br]
The 2 core emements in Portugal’s vsionary drug policy from 2000: 1) Decriminalize all drugs from cannabis to crack & 2) Take all the money used to spend on cutting addicts off on reconnecting them with society. Johann HariJohann Hari’s TED Talk: Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong is based on his book Chasing the Scream from January 2015 [caption id="attachment_968" align="aligncenter" width="420"] John Hari’s Chasing The Scream – click this picture for more info[/caption]
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