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Patrick Morgan

Patrick Morgan

Patrick Morgan

Professor of Public International Law and co-Director of the Xavier University Human Rights Center, USA

Patrick Morgan is a recognized scholar of international and public law. Since 2002, he has also been a Conjoint Professor of Law at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He taught at the University of Iowa and College of Law before joining the Xavier University, where he founded the Human Rights Center. He is an author of twenty books and over a hundred articles.


  • In you opinion how important is parental education and relationships within the family in preventing drug addiction?

    Family is of course another fundamental factor in the prevention of drug abuse. In attitude development it is important to the form attitudes and cultural values where drugs have no place. "Destructive practices" based on intimidation and punishment should never be used in families. Sensitivity is very important when you talking about drugs.

  • What should be in the Internet age and growth of online communities informational methods to combat drug addiction? What do you think, what means will be most effective today, and how the state should behave in order to successfully affect the suffering of drug addiction and to conduct prevention among healthy population?

    No matter how quickly studies in the field of drug addiction develop and how many treatment methods are introduced, the best treatment is prevention. Preventive measures should be implemented not only by medial institutions, but also by physicians, educators, law enforcement agencies and the society itself. And of course in the first place this should be a high priority task for the State, which can prohibit drug distribution. Media can contribute to the fight against drug addiction by broadcasting anti-drug advertisements which have a strong effect on the audience. That is why media and social institutions should also promote healthy lifestyle. Also, representatives of drug treatment services need to conduct training seminars on anti-drug theme among teachers and students in schools and universities. Of course this kind of propaganda should be done skillfully and without formalism. It should never encourage an unhealthy interest in young people to the subject of discussion.

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