The Folly of Supply-Side Drug Intervention
In the first Season of HBO's "The Wire," the fictitious but alarmingly real Baltimore deputy police commissioner remarks, "Buy-bust ... that's what we do." He was talking about undercover police practices where officers buy drugs from dealers and then bust them. Photo-ops often ensue, with a folding table covered with packages of drugs and usually an assortment of weapons as well.
Sounds good, but not if you know what actually follows...
The opinions expressed herein are solely my own as a psychiatrist and public health advocate. I receive no support from any pharmaceutical or device company.
Dr. Lloyd’s two new books are now available: Improving Mental Health: Four Secrets in Plain Sight (2016) and Current Controversies in Mental Health and Addictions: An Expert’s Anthology (2017)