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Letter In response to an Op-Ed piece in New York Times by John Tierney, “A Taste of His Own Medicine.

December 16th, 2008

There are few of us who work with addicts who would applaud the latest legal troubles of Rush Limbaugh. We know that wealth does not confer immunity to addiction. But the case high lights the injustice, waste and failure of a drug “war?based on criminalizing the sick. Given short shrift are the two approaches to drug abuse that have scientific evidence of working: treatment of the sick and prevention in the healthy.

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