Could we cut all crime in half and significantly reduce drug addiction and its harms? We think so. From committed War On Drugs supporters to advocates for a legal, regulated drug market, Christina & Mike explore what changed their minds and invite you to consider changing yours.
Ep. 57 - The Most Asked Questions Series with Angela Mallette - Part 4
In the final episode of this 4-part series, Christina and Angela discuss how they learned about the term "harm reduction" and how they grappled with whether or not harm reduction measures were enabling users. Listen in as they take a dive deep into all things harm reduction - what are the options, what's working, and what's not. We've come a long way in understanding addiction and how to best reduce harms related to the war on drugs. Where do you stand on these harm reduction options?
Ep. 56 - The Most Asked Questions Series with Angela Mallette - Part 3
In Part 3 of this 4-part series, Christina and Angela breakdown the chain reaction or cycle of harms related to drugs and addiction. They dive deep into what happens to a person when they are arrested in the realms of health, family and finances. Note: This conversation is not to defend anyone who's committed a crime but it's an explanation of the dominos that fall and the cost to society.
Ep. 55 - The Most Asked Questions Series with Angela Mallette - Part 2
In Part 2 of this series, Christina and Angela discuss why having honest conversations about someone's drug use is so hard. When the expectation is to be completely abstinent, when and where is it safe to talk about some of the pitfalls of drug use? Listen in as they talk about the importance of recognizing potentially problematic substance use, how people can have a better relationship with substances, and understanding the reasons behind someone's drug use.
Ep. 54 - The Most Asked Questions Series with Angela Mallette - Part 1
In this 4-part series, Christina talks with EFG's Angela Mallette about one of the most asked questions for End It For Good - "What would the world look like if substances were legal for adult use?" In this in-depth conversation, they take a deep dive into the "what if's." What programs, funding, and policies might be needed to make health-centered approaches to drugs work? Join them as they discuss possible scenarios and potential outcomes as they envision a world without the war on drugs.
Ep. 53 - Floyd Rogers, Jr. - From a state of hopelessness to finding his purpose
Mr. Floyd Rogers, Jr., an Associate Pastor at Peaceful Rest Missionary Baptist Church, has lived many different lives. Starting from a traumatic childhood experience, he ended up in an environment where drug dealing was glamorized, eventually landing him in prison. However, he was able to change course and was given a second chance. This is a fascinating conversation from the perspective of a former drug dealer who turned his life around and now helps others in so many ways.
Ep. 52 - Jane Clair Tyner - Development Coordinator at End It For Good
End It For Good's Development Coordinator, Jane Clair Tyner, is our last team member to share her story on how she changed her mind in favor of health-centered approaches to drugs. In this very personal interview, Jane Clair tells Christina the heartbreaking story of losing her precious son, Asa. The issues of how we address drugs and addiction are vast. Her story is a unique perspective and outlines the deeper problems with the current system.
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This podcast seamlessly fuses facts and evidence with real stories of people’s lives and journeys. You don’t have to agree with the premise - that ending our war on drugs is essential - to delve in and listen and think. Highly recommend.
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Mike was correct about several things regarding informants. however law enforcement, the CIA, the military, industry (especially industry) uses informants on a daily basis and pay them handsomely. Everyone uses informants even persons who actively recruit people of interest for podcasts. It's all about notoriety, money, and personal or professional causes. The reason law enforcement uses informants in drug investigations in many cases that Mike didn't mention are because community members demand that something be done about the drug problem in their respective neighborhood. They are informants in one sense. And they don't want slaps on the violators hands. No, they want them taken away and out of their community, away from their kids. Regarding juvenile informants, I personally didn't use them unless it was absolutely necessary and their parents were notified and agreed or I didn't use them. And another thing, Mike mentioned that being an informant was dangerous. You Think!!! Well just being involved in the drug trade is dangerous. If you stay in it long enough you're going to get addicted, busted or killed and killed by your so called friends who just want to move up the proverbial ladder. It's a rotten business and you'll never make it go away by waving a magic wand, abracadabra, ain't life grand!! Informants are here to stay!!