Ithaca, like much of the country, has been touched by a heroin epidemic. But this idyllic city has a very different idea about how to address the problem.
There’s been a lot of talk lately about the rise in opioid abuse and fatal overdoses in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were nearly 28,000 fatalities due to opioids in 2014— more than any other year on record— and at least half involved prescription drugs.
The fight against heroin is making it tough for police departments in central Illinois to keep up. Lawmakers and police chiefs came together to talk about heroin.
This video is about UNGASS 2016. United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drug Policy.
On Sunday, December 13, 2015, the new Director of National Drug Control Policy (he does not wish to be called “Drug Czar”), Michael Botticelli, was interviewed by Scott Pelley on 60 Minutes. The topic: radically changing the “War on Drugs” from the zero-tolerance, hard-line approach – where citizens with addiction problems have been locked up (often times for incredibly lengthy sentences) – to that of treatment, compassion and understanding.