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Portugal’s radical drugs policy is working. Why hasn’t the world copied it? | News | The Guardian

The long read: Since it decriminalised all drugs in 2001, Portugal has seen dramatic drops in overdoses, HIV infection and drug-related crime
— Read on www.theguardian.com/news/2017/dec/05/portugals-radical-drugs-policy-is-working-why-hasnt-the-world-copied-it

Need your input?

I am starting this year off with a tremendous amount of gratitude for the opportunities life has afforded me and how a recovery journey is evidence enough for us to recognize the feat we face with addiction.

As I work with families,  the key message I hear is ” I never heard this before” or nobody ever told me to consider the things that you are teaching”. I was suggested to write a book about my experiences and learning of best practices when it comes to helping families with addiction issues. That parents and siblings and family members need help with understanding the system of care and what is the best ways to prevent or help families get the resources they need in an addiction crisis.

I need your input in this book and need you to share your experiences of lessons learned and sometimes what you would have done differently if given the chance. Please PM me if you are willing? I think valuable research comes from the ones who experience the issues, don’t you agree?

 

Sincerely

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