Why 'harm reduction' policies are causing more harm than good

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Published May 20, 2023
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Policy Leaning Analysis

This article includes the following sentiments, providing an average bias score of 10% Conservative:

  • 1 positive sentiment and 1 negative sentiment for Welfare.


Politician Portrayal Analysis:

This article includes the following Politician Portrayal sentiments, providing an average sentiment of 58% Negative and bias score of 6% Conservative:

2 negative sentiments for Joe Biden
1 negative sentiment for Richard Nixon


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Richard Nixon

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4% "Which is why harm reduction has emerged as a key flashpoint in the Treatment First vs Housing First debate over whether addicts receiving housing ..."
-10% Biden named harm reduction as a core element of his Administration's drug policies."
-14% "Providing them with shelter and other social services may appear merciful, but merely staves off continued decay and inevitable death.""
-26% Biden's billion-dollar push for harm reduction, implemented and overseen by his Drug Czar Rahul Gupta, a one-time harm reduction critic who has since fallen ..."
-30% In 1971 President Richard Nixon declared a "war on drugs" and 52 years later the battle rages on - deadlier than ever."

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52% : Which is why harm reduction has emerged as a key flashpoint in the "Treatment First" vs "Housing First" debate over whether addicts receiving housing and other social services should also enter rehab.
43% : Providing them with shelter and other social services may appear merciful, but merely staves off continued decay and inevitable death.

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