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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...

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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)

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