Amid the Opioid Epidemic, White Means Victim, Black Means Addict

I’ve been pioneering the differences in the way we have been treating victims and combatants of the “opioid epidemic” and the “war on drugs” for several years now.

We treat both the innocent (addicts vs victims) and combatants (“drug lords” vs “over-prescribers” and “drug companies”).

It wasn’t until 2016 that I realized that the difference is both in the victims and the combatants.

This article covers the victims portion pretty well.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/apr/28/opioid-epidemic-selects-white-victim-black-addict

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