Robert L. DuPont, MD; Eric A. Voth, MD
The current U.S. policy options on drug use are reviewed in the context of the history of drug policy in the United States. A restrictive drug policy is a deterrent to drug use and helps reduce drug-related costs and societal problems. Although legalization or decriminalization of drugs might reduce some of the legal consequences of drug use, increased drug use would result in harmful consequences.
DuPont RL, Voth EA. Drug Legalization, Harm Reduction, and Drug Policy. Ann Intern Med. 1995;123:461–465. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-123-6-199509150-00011
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1995;123(6):461-465.
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