Changing tactics: Recovery programs crucial to winning drug war

A Kentucky paper discusses an alternative to the war on drugs:

No one thinks drug abuse is OK. The question is how best to fight it.

There are signs that the answer is shifting toward fighting drug abuse one person at a time, helping users recover, preventing others from getting hooked.

It’s slow, it’s personal, it’s expensive. But without it, history and economics say, we are doomed to failure.