Drug Policy

The Rational Choices of Crack Addicts

The Rational Choices of Crack Addicts:

“They didn’t fit the caricature of the drug addict who can’t stop once he gets a taste,” Dr. Hart said. “When they were given an alternative to crack, they made rational economic decisions.”


At some point we will have to come to terms with the fact that addiction, poverty and violence are related social ills that can only be solved together and only by collective action.

The Rational Choices of Crack Addicts

The Rational Choices of Crack Addicts

> "They didn't fit the caricature of the drug addict who can't stop once he gets a taste," Dr. Hart said. "When they were given an alternative to crack, they made rational economic decisions."


At some point we will have to come to terms with the fact that addiction, poverty and violence are related social ills that can only be solved together and only by collective action.