Corrupt Democratic donor, George Soros, is promoting through a website that he owns the idea that “Drug addiction is a myth.”
From George Soros’ Open Society Foundation:
We need to be honest about what drugs do and don’t do.
In the United States, scientists place a disproportionate focus on their negative effects, and since the country is the largest funder of research on drugs, it has helped fuel the dangerous rhetoric that dominates today’s drug policy discourse. This language preys on people’s fears and further marginalizes people who use drugs, often times harming the poorest and most vulnerable.
This narrative fails to point out that between 10 to 20 percent of people who use drugs, depending on the substance, become addicted.
As a part of an experiment at Dr. Carl Hart’s psychology lab at Columbia University, his team offered alternatives such as cash incentives to people who use drugs to encourage them to shift their behavior. With the right amount of financial incentive, most participants of the study eventually chose the money over drugs. Importantly, this demonstrated that the users were not purely driven by the drug itself and were able to negotiate the most beneficial alternative.
For too long, we’ve tried to frighten the public with scare tactics and deter with punitive measures rather than rely on evidence and educate with facts.
Scientists place too much emphasis on drugs’ negative effects, which marginalizes those who use drugs. https://t.co/ErL5sEBu9n
— George Soros (@georgesoros) April 20, 2017
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