The Drug Problem in the Americas: Introduction and Analytical Report

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May 17, 2013
Organization of American States

The first of two interconnected reports, this report by the Organization of American States (OAS) comprehensively analyzes drug trends, practices, and policies in the Americas. The report’s basic premise is that there is not just one single “drug problem” in the hemisphere, but rather “many problems”. As such, the report does not present concrete recommendations, but does offer some welcome suggestions, including that “decriminalization of drug use needs to be considered as a core element in any public health strategy.”

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