Dr. Lt. James Nolan unpacks what a CI is, how fear is leveraged to get participants, and why these programs are damaging to public safety.
Dr. Sheila Vakharia PhD LMSW responds to Alex Berenson’s book “Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence.”
Det. Wooldridge spent years enforcing the war on drugs. This is what changed his mind to become an advocate for full legalization.
We respond to several articles on marijuana published by influential Christian organizations.
High rates of addiction are often part of super-power countries. Why is that, and what is the path to recovery?
Rat Park was a revolutionary experiment that proved the drivers of addiction have a lot more to do with our “cages” than with our substances.
Justice, mercy, becoming better listeners, and how people on the margins experience our churches.
As the Drug War tries to expand its targets to include the herbal supplement Kratom, we explore why keeping it legal is important for public safety and keeping it away from kids.
Not everyone who is dependent on a substance is addicted to it, and not everyone who wants to be sober should stop using all opioids. Dr. Singer joins us to back up these statements with research.
Dr. Singer explains why the overdose crisis we’re in is driven by street drugs, not prescriptions, and what we can do to reverse the trend and save lives.
Addicted people whose lives are visibly broken are deeply stigmatized. But who are the people behind the label “typical addict?” Liz Evans has spent her career getting to know them.
Giving pure heroin to heroin-addicted people? Why is something so counter-intuitive actually working to decrease addiction, disease, and death?
Johann Hari, author of "Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs" talks about why chaos and violence are part of the drug market (and don’t have to be), and how the drug war went global.
For most of history, all drugs were legal. Johann Hari, author of "Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs" explores the surprising origins of the Drug War.
Host Christina Dent and co-host Mike Madison spent much of their lives as supporters of tough-on-crime, tough-on-drugs policies. This is the story of what changed their minds.
We delve into three common questions about reform and their answers, including moral questions like, “If drug use is wrong, how can you support legalizing it?”
James Moore, from Hattiesburg, MS, shares what he learned through his son's addiction and tragic death from an overdose, and how he uses his small business to bring life and hope to other families.
We answer 4 of the most common objections we hear about changing our drug laws. "If you don't want to do the time, don't do the crime," and "Won't it be more dangerous for our kids?" These and more on this episode.
Criminalizing drugs creates new categories of harm. We explore what those are and why we believe that a regulated market is the best way forward to decrease harm and increase opportunity for people who use drugs and the rest of us who don’t.