Drug Addiction Should Be Treated As A Disease, Not A Crime

Sigrid Rausing (born 1962) is a Swedish philanthropist, anthropologist and publisher. She is the founder of the Sigrid Rausing Trust, one of the United Kingdom’s largest philanthropic foundations,[1] and owner of Granta magazine and Granta Books.

She said,”My brother, Hans Rausing, entered a world of addiction where no one in the end could follow him. Through my brother’s struggles, I saw the reality of drugs policy. Addicts need care, not prison.”

Rausing also argued that her experiences with the couple’s addiction has led her to believe that addiction is a mental illness, and that drug addiction should be treated as a disease, not a crime.

Source:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/jan/26/drug-abuse-legalisation-eva-rausing
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jan/23/hans-rausing-addiction-reality-drugs-policy

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Posted on April 2, 2013, in Rehab Center and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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