End It For Good
End It For Good focuses its work in Mississippi and was started by Christina Dent, a lifelong Mississippian. Christina is a politically conservative Christian who supported a criminal approach to drugs until she became a foster parent. As she saw the effects of criminalizing drugs up close for the first time, that support wavered. Over time she became convinced that our current approach isn’t reducing the harms of drugs, it’s exponentially increasing them. She hosted several informal book discussions in Jackson around the book “Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs” by Johann Hari. As those book discussions grew, more people joined the movement, and End It For Good was born.
Our laws will change when the will of the people changes. End It For Good works to change more people’s minds by providing opportunities to learn, ask questions, and explore the hope and healing we believe is possible by addressing drugs and addiction as a health issue instead of a criminal issue. The passion to care for people and help them thrive that first led Christina into foster care is the same passion that drives End It For Good. We aren’t advocating for drug use. We’re advocating for drug policies that protect human life and help people improve their lives.