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14 Years After Decriminalizing Drugs, This Chart Shows Why Portugal’s Bold Risk Paid Off

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Portugal had one of the worst heroin epidemics in the Western world. At one point in the 1990s, a staggering 1% of the population was addicted to heroin. Overdoses were rampant, and drug-related deaths from AIDS were the highest in the European Union.