Where Is The War On Drugs?

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     Attorney general Richard Thornburgh and Drug Czar William Bennett in Washington, July 17, 1989, released results of an eight week anti-drug initiative. Here, in photo taken during one of the raids, a U.S. Marshal, far left, keeps his pistol trained on suspects as other marshals raid a crackhouse. (AP Photo/Scott Applewhite)

    Attorney general Richard Thornburgh and Drug Czar William Bennett in Washington, July 17, 1989, released results of an eight week anti-drug initiative. Here, in photo taken during one of the raids, a U.S. Marshal, far left, keeps his pistol trained on suspects as other marshals raid a crackhouse. (AP Photo/Scott Applewhite)

    It’s the same enemy, but a different kind of war. The way we’re fighting drug epidemics today looks vastly different than the way it used to — we’re armed with a drug that can overpower overdose, a new perspective on addiction and in some cases, more compassion. 

    But is this a losing battle? 

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