Even the Pope here in Rome has something to say about addiction. He is passionate and hopeful that addiction can be alleviated with love and education and greater job opportunities. To say “no” to drugs, Pope Francis pointed out, one has to say “yes” to life, love, others, education and greater job opportunities. “If we say ‘yes’ to all these things,” he said, “there will be no room for illicit drugs, for alcohol abuse, for other forms of addiction.”
Read more and listen to the Pope speak at the International Drug Enforcement Conference.