Addicted to failure

1 January 2006

We (WOLA) believe that U.S. drug policy in Latin America has been ineffective at achieving its own goals and has generated much collateral damage. In the focus on supply-side solutions, we have lost sight of the fundamental need - to reduce drug consumption and the associated damage to society. We have perpetuated the illusion that supply-control efforts deliver the most "bang for the buck” as a way to shrink illicit drug consumption.