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The White Noise

Who Feels the War on Drugs? Two Hours in Drugs and Poverty

Brenda

This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx. For more on the series, look here. ————————- In response to the newly-released US 2013 National Drug Strategy (PDF), I’ve written a portrait of those [...]

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The White Noise

Global Substance Use Breakdown (Hint: Americans Love Painkillers)

Mallinckrodt

It’s easy to zoom in on drug and alcohol use to America, nestling with home-grown problems, but where do we stand with the rest of the world? Are we, the culture of excess and over-consumption, “normal?” Alcohol The world drank the equivalent of 1.6 gallons of alcohol per person in 2005, according to the World [...]

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The White Noise

A drug year in review, 2011

drug-trafficking

March 1 — Chemicals used in K2 and Spice, smokeable herbal products that elicit a marijuana-like high, are regulated as Schedule 1 drugs by the DEA April 19 — Over 5,300 sites join the DEA’s second “Take-Back Prescription Drugs” mission, a community effort to collect unwanted, unused or expired prescription medication June 30 — Operation [...]

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The White Noise

U.S. cities breaking bad: why do these have the worst drug problems?

drugmapoftheusa

We all have favorite metropolises across the U.S., romantic or un-romantic notions of what certain cities hold in our mind’s eye: San Francisco for its bridges and climate, Detroit for its cars and manufacturing, New York for its theatre and art. But like unique landscape and culture, certain cities have come to harbor certain drug [...]

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