There is a stronger link between childhood trauma and addiction, than there is between obesity and diabetes. Two thirds of addicts report being abused as children. That means that the war on drugs is a war on traumatized people that just need help.
1/30/2013 WAR ON DRUGS: In Central America, violent criminal & drug trafficking organizations, transnational youth gangs & other criminal networks operate with virtual impunity & take advantage of weak government institutions, undermining citizen security & the rule of law.
Forget the war on drugs: Alcohol ruins more lives than all other drugs combined