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Portugal drug statistics

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posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 10:12 PM
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Portugal Decriminalized All Drugs Eleven Years Ago And The Results Are Staggering Read more: www.businessinsider.com...



10 years ago they decriminalized everything, and it's been long enough for there to be statistics on it now. Their use rates have cut in half, overdoses have gone down more than usage rates, disease spread has plummeted.

Clearly our war on drugs is the right way to go about things.
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posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 10:37 PM
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Anything that deals with a sensible drug policy is forbidden on ATS... be prepared for a 404 on this one.



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 11:24 PM
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Portugal Decriminalized All Drugs Eleven Years Ago And The Results Are Staggering Read more: www.businessinsider.com... 10 years ago they decriminalized everything, and it's been long enough for there to be statistics on it now. Their use rates have cut in half, overdoses have gone down more than usage rates, disease spread has plummeted. Clearly our war on drugs is the right way to go about things


I live in Portugal. in the capital Lisbon and this is not really what i see,
What i see is an long line everywhere for people to get their substitute drug called metadona from the government.there´s also been an super increase in robbery and crimes everywhere, not to mention an increase on police ´´bussiness´´ with drugs and the people who sell them.

and look here



Drug decriminalization in Portugal has also been a failure. As of 2007, Portugal was still the country with the most cases of injected drug related AIDS, and it was the only European country to show a significant increase in homicides from 2001 to 2006. "With 219 deaths by drug 'overdose' a year, Portugal has one of the worst records, reporting more than one death every two days. Along with Greece, Austria and Finland, Portugal is one of the countries that recorded an increase in drug overdose by over 30% in 2005," according to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction.


So, what shoul people who read believe in?
I for once can say i believe what i see where in Portugal...


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