Russia took the opposite path. An increasingly authoritarian, conservative government suspicious of civic initiatives (often funded by international aid) began to restrict harm reduction programs and closely monitor and hinder implementing nongovernment organizations by dubbing them “foreign agents.” Any discussion of ST in Russia or worldwide—it is backed by the World Health Organization and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS as part of a complex of measures against HIV—was rejected in favor of an insistence on abstinence-based rehabilitation.
At this point, we need to fucking stop the charade. The science is in, and if you don’t believe it, you’re still wrong.
Abstinence-only drug policy is the same thing as manslaughter. Refusing to believe the science on this is the same level of denialism as flat-eartherism at this point. No two ways about it. And if someone insists on abstinence-only drug policies, they’re either stupid, or want people to die. Or both.
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