Attorney General Eric Holder calls a rise in heroin use a 'health crisis.' He's right to focus on the health aspect – intervention, prevention, treatment. Addiction itself is not a crime but a cause for cure.
the Monitor's Editorial Board /
March 11, 2014
A rising level of addiction to heroin and other opiates has become an “urgent public health crisis” in the United States, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday. He didn’t say “public criminal justice crisis,” which one might have expected from the nation’s chief law enforcement officer.