On Opioid Addiction

The Opioid Epidemic

Howdy! I'm Sean Haugh, running as a Libertarian for US Senate in North Carolina in 2016.

Oh, so now that white people are getting hooked on heroin, drug addiction is an issue that requires compassion instead of incarceration? Well, alrighty then.

Solving this problem is easy. We have to stop the War on Drugs.

We need to legalize all drugs so that we can deal with this public health crisis head on. We need to stop putting drug users in prison and instead make it safe for them to seek the help they need.

We must also repeal all the regulations constricting the use of pain medications. Government is so freaked out that someone somewhere might get high that they have taken away the ability of doctors to properly treat chronic pain. We must stop thinking that politicians and bureaucrats know more about medicine, and let doctors do their jobs.

I had a friend in college whose mother had just recently died of breast cancer. The laws even then in the late 70s prevented doctors from giving her morphine in her final days, simply because politicians were worried a dying woman might get hooked on drugs. Thanks to them, she died in pain that could have been easily prevented.

The Los Angeles Times just published a big expose about how the marketing of Oxycontin led to an incredible amount of drug addiction and death. That article shows in great detail how conforming to government hyper-regulation of pain medication directly leads such tragedy.

We need to stop punishing people who need help. Once we end the War on Drugs, we'll be free to offer compassion and treatment to drug addicts.

I'm Sean Haugh, and I approve of these hops.

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