How Portugal Won Its War On Drugs

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In 2001, Portugal decriminalized drugs, making the punishment mandatory rehabilitation or a small fine. So what did Portugal’s drug decriminalization do?
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A Decade After Drug Decriminalization: What Can The United States Learn From The Portuguese Model?
http://www.udclawreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/UDC-DACSL-L.-Rev-Vol.-15.-No.-1cropped-1.pdf
“Illicit drug use and drug dependence are widespread in the United States. ”

Drug Decriminalization In Portugal
http://www.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs/pdf/greenwald_whitepaper.pdf
“On July 1, 2001, a nationwide law in Portugal took effect that decriminalized all drugs, including cocaine and heroin.”

Harm reduction theories and strategies for control of human immunodeficiency virus: a review of the literature.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11251723
“Although human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) disease transmission is well understood, it continues to spread, particularly among injection drug users (IDUs).”

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