Dr. Dan L. Edmunds, Ed.D,B.C.S.A.,DAPA.

Dr. Dan L. Edmunds, Ed.D,B.C.S.A.,DAPA.
e-mail: batushkad@yahoo.com

Monday, December 29, 2008


When we examine the actual root of drug addiction, we find that simply put the root is unhappiness, discontent. If individuals lived in a society that was just, where equality and opportunity was present and there did not exist oppression and the current class divisions and economic hardships, there would be little desire for individuals to alter their state of consciousness as they would exist in a high level of contentment. Incarceration of people undergoing addiction does not resolve any issue, it does not provide them with new skills, it does not resolve the issues which led them to addiction. If we are truly to wage a 'war on drugs', then we must wage war against poverty, social injustice, and every means of oppression. We must radically change our attitudes and the ways society operates.

-Dan L. Edmunds, Ed.D.

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