The Real Causes of (and Solutions to) Drug Use and Addiction

Accidental drug overdose is currently the leading cause of death in the United States for those under 50. While most of these deaths are preventable, the causes of and solutions to this crisis are being hotly debated. 

In this event, Johann Hari, New York Times best-selling author of Chasing the Scream and Lost Connections, speaks with Human Rights Watch's Jasmine Tyler about what the causes of drug use and drug dependency can tell us about the solutions.


  • Johann Hari is the author of Chasing the Scream and Lost Connections.
  • Jasmine Tyler is the advocacy director for the U.S. Program at Human Rights Watch.
  • Matt Wilson, deputy director of the Open Society Global Drug Policy Program, will moderate the conversation.
Date: March 14, 2019
Time: 6:008:00 p.m.

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