Saturday, April 8, 2017
Harm Promotion isn't working
The Vancouver Sun is reporting that Despite all efforts to provide support and assistance to intravenous drug users, people are dying of overdoses at twice the tragic rate of last year in Vancouver. Provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall stated “What we had been doing didn’t seem to be working.” No kidding?! Harm promotion isn't working.
Well, actually it is. Our twisted interpretation of harm reduction has indeed become harm promotion. Our harm promotion has become very effective at promoting addiction and promoting the drug trade which continues to result in more addicts and more fatalities.
This is what happens when you abandon the other three pillars: Prevention, Treatment and Enforcement. When you stop enforcing the law and start promoting illicit drug use you end up pouring gasoline on the forest fire of addiction and it burns out of control.