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.
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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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