5 Reasons Why We Need Drug Policy Reform

Drug addiction is a sign of death:

I am not exaggerating but this is exactly what I believe in. I have had a brush with drugs myself when I was in high school and at graduation and I have been up close with people who have been addicted. Most of the addicts I knew have had premature deaths.

Having said that, I know a majority of them went into rehab and were saved but not too long after had a relapse and fell into the same pit that they had picked themselves up from.

In view of all my experiences, I do sincerely believe that the drug policy that we currently have needs to urgently go under reforms. Here are five good reasons.

  1. Unregulated drug selling is not helping anyone:

I have never seen the point in not regulating the drug sales. How can it hurt the government? In fact, regularisation will mean that the taxes from the sales can go to its coffers too.

  1. There is always a risk of overdose:

Unless the drug policy is reformed, I see a lot more deaths happening because of overdose. There are young children who have no prescription or the knowledge and are getting it from easy sources even if it is illegal.

  1. Teens are getting diverted to street peddlers:

I have read on ontariodrugrehabs.com various possible ways that drugs can be got from unverified sources and this is really a matter of grave concern. Losing the young population to this menace is saddening

  1. Young kids are dying because they are not educated about it:

Blame it on the education system that is not enough to ween the kids away from this menace or the government’s shut eyes policy that is selectively choosing to see what it wants to see? Reforms are imminent and they are badly needed.

  1. Can the government be abetting such deaths?

Do the officials have the slightest idea of how devastating it is to get calls from people who break the news to them that their child has succumbed to an overdose of an illegal drug? Why do we have to bring our children to such naught when we can bring about sensible policy reforms and bring the situation under control?

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