Van Jones: punishing addicts a recipe for funerals

Van Jones: Punishing a Addicts a Recipe for Funerals

AOR advisor Van Jones talks about the reality of the opioid crisis, the importance of breaking the stigma around addiction and the need for treatment with medication. He says “We need to decriminalize addiction and increase treatment program…and it’s going to take medication to get them [those suffering from addiction] off of these drugs…There are some addictions that your willpower and prayer can’t beat, and opioid addiction is one of them.”

Watch the entire video [here].

2018-03-20T22:20:57+00:00