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«20 million children are taking psychiatric drugs, and parents, legislators and the general public are not being given the documented risks from international drug regulatory agencies and medical journals.»
CCHR International

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«Etichettare un bambino come malato mentale è stigmatizzazione, non è diagnosi. Prescrivergli uno psicofarmaco è avvelenamento, non è trattamento.»
Thomas Szasz

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The Negative Impact Of The War On Drugs On Public Health:
The Hidden Hepatitis C Epidemic

«Hepatitis C is a highly prevalent chronic viral infection which poses major public health, economic and social crises, particularly in low and middle income countries. The global hepatitis C epidemic has been described by the World Health Organization as a ‘viral time bomb’, yet continues to receive little attention. Access to preventative services is far too low, while diagnosis and treatment are prohibitively expensive and remain inaccessible for most people in need. Public awareness and political will with regard to hepatitis C are also too low, and national hepatitis surveillance is often non-existent.

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«Il Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) è un’organizzazione senza scopo di lucro di sorveglianza della salute mentale ed è responsabile della messa in vigore di oltre 150 leggi che proteggono le persone da pratiche abusive o coercitive. Il CCHR si è battuto a lungo per rimettere in vigore diritti umani fondamentali e inalienabili nel campo della salute mentale, inclusi (ma non limitati a questi) un completo consenso consapevole sulla legittimità della diagnosi psichiatrica, i rischi dei trattamenti psichiatrici, il diritto a tutte le alternative mediche disponibili e il diritto di rifiutare qualsiasi trattamento considerato dannoso.» Citizens Commission on Human Rights

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«La guerra globale alla droga è fallita, con devastanti conseguenze per gli individui e le società di tutto il mondo.»
Report of the global commision on drug policy
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“Smoke Screen” raises the issue of drug policies in force worldwide, paying attention to their social and political consequences in countries such as Brazil, particularly in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Leggi tutto »

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The onetime leader of the Police wants marijuana to be on the right side of the law. The artist wrote a passionate article for the Huffington Post in favor of legalizing marijuana. “Everyone knows the War on Drugs has failed,” Sting wrote. “It’s time to step out of our comfort zones, acknowledge the truth — and challenge our leaders … and ourselves … to change.”

Whether it’s music, activism or daily life, the one ideal to which I have always aspired is constant challenge — taking risks, stepping out of my comfort zone, exploring new ideas.

I am writing because I believe the United States must do precisely that — and so, therefore, must all of us — in the case of what has been the most unsuccessful, unjust yet untouchable issue in politics: the War on Drugs. Leggi tutto »

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Reporting from Los Angeles and Washington — U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. said Wednesday that the Justice Department has no plans to prosecute pot dispensaries that are operating legally under state laws in California and a dozen other states — a development that medical marijuana advocates and civil libertarians hailed as a sweeping change in federal drug policy. Video

In recent months, Obama administration officials have indicated that they planned to take a hands-off approach to such clinics, but Holder’s comments — made at a wide-ranging briefing with reporters — offered the most detailed explanation to date of the changing priorities toward the controversial prosecutions. Leggi tutto »

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