We’ve waged a war on drugs through the criminal justice system for 100 years now. Yet we have a vibrant underground market causing violence in our streets, increasingly deadly substances causing overdose deaths to soar, and millions of incarcerated consumers causing families to be destroyed. We’re losing on every front.
Christina Dent is a politically conservative Christian who supported criminalizing drugs until she became a foster parent and saw the negative effects up close. She researched why drug-related harm wasn’t decreasing and became convinced it’s because the criminal justice system is the wrong tool for addressing drugs.
In 2017, she began hosting book discussions in her home state of Mississippi using Johann Hari’s book “Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs.” Those discussions grew to hundreds of people, which led to End It For Good becoming a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2019.
We invite people to explore how addressing drugs and drug use as complex health issues could dramatically reduce crime, overdose deaths, and the destabilization of families.
End It For Good strives to help children, families, and communities thrive. We aren’t advocating drug use. We’re advocating for approaches to drugs that prioritize life and the opportunity to thrive.