Many politicians encouraged strict laws against drug possession, with punishments that would serve as deterrents, and keep people away from drug users. However, in many ways the conventional consensus is being questioned in the 2016 elections, and many politicians from both the Democratic and Republican parties are calling for newer approaches.
The idea behind "treating yourself" every once in a while may actually have a psychological basis that can help maintain or improve mental health. It is well-known that buying yourself a small, inexpensive treat every so often can give you a quick boost in mood but there are actually deeper psychological benefits from a habit of self-reward.
In the U.S., suicide kills more than 32,000 people a year, which is almost a new life lost every 16 minutes, according to a 2009 report by SAMHSA (the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). Research in this report found what may be a surprising, that abuse of drugs or alcohol can lead to suicide.