Saturday, March 21, 2009

Victorian anti-ice campaign 'bullshit' says professor

A nice story from The Age exposes the reality vs the spin of the War Against Drugs.

Premier Steve Bracks in 2007 trumpeted a new $14 million campaign against Ice, 'the new scourge of society' at the time. Not only has the campaign disappeared down the gurgler but the Ice epidemic fizzled out, too.

"I have never been subject to a bigger load of bullshit," said Professor Nick Crofts, an expert in harm reduction programs.

Experts were worried that the focus on ice simply took the focus off heroin and that the campaign was basically a political stunt.

Note the comment from the Opposition at the end of the Age story -- they just don't get it either.

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