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, 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.