Resolved: The illegal use of drugs ought to be treated as a matter of public health, not of criminal justice.


Drug use disorders: Impact of a public health rather than a criminal justice approach (2017)

Framing drug and alchohol abuse as a public health problem (2018)

Drug use: Public health issue or criminal justice matter? (2013)

Framing drug and alchohol abuse as a public health problem in Britain (2018)


Rethinking America’s “War on Drugs” as a Public Health problem (2001)

Drug use must be treated as a public health issue, not a war (2017)

Vision for the Future: A Public Health Approach (2017)

Drug courts are not the answer: Towards a health centered approach (2017)

Treating drug abuse as a public health problem could lower the crime rate (2017)

What works: Effective public health responses to drug use (2018)

Substance abuse as a public health problem

Doctors around the world are calling the war on drugs a public health failure (2017)

A public health approach to addressing substance abuse

Public health measures to combat the menacing drug abuse (2017)

How to win the war on drugs (2017)

Obama: Drug abuse is a health problem, not a criminal problem (2017)

Drug addiction is an illness, not a crime (2017)

Pro — Kids

Preventing drug abuse among adolescents (2017)

Adolescent substance abuse — a public health priority (2017)

Defining and implementing a public health response to drug use and abuse (2017)

Pro — Prescription Drug Addiction

Prescription drug addiction — a public health fight (2017)

Prescription drug use seen as a major public health problem (2018)

Building an effective public health infrastructure to combat the opioid crisis (2018)