Oregon law to decriminalize all drugs goes into effect, offering addicts rehab instead of prison

Posted on AllSides February 1st, 2021
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For Janie Gullickson, rock bottom came both slowly and all at once.

A long time drug and alcohol addict, Gullickson pushes back on the idea that one terrible day on the street leads to an epiphany and a climb back to normalcy. That’s what happens in movies, not real life.

“I lived in the bottom for years,” says Gullickson, now 52. “For me and people like me, I laid there and wallowed in it for a long time.”

But if she has to pick the lowest point – one that...

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