Addiction Recovery

Can Marijuana Help Fight Opioid Dependence?

December 9, 2016 Dave 1

A couple of years ago the  School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins  reported: “In states where it is legal to use medical marijuana to manage chronic pain and other conditions, the annual number of […]

Adult Drug Use

Will Legalization Increase Pot Use? Probably Not Much.

November 17, 2016 Dave 0

Former Education Secretary Bill Bennett wrote a book last year decrying marijuana legalization. Among other reasons he included the well-worn warning that use will sky-rocket. Early indications suggest the prediction is overblown. In Colorado use […]

Adult Drug Use

Can War or Wall Curtail Opioid Epidemic?

October 23, 2016 Dave 0

The history of psychoactive drug use and of our criminal law attempt to curtail it provide no support for the policies of wars and walls. History shows the human desire for drug taking to be […]


An Old Guy’s Tips for Bloggers

October 5, 2016 Dave 0

Some of the people blogging and writing about drug use and addiction make me tired. They offer much too much in the way of unchecked claims that turn out to be doubtful if not outright […]

Adult Drug Use

Know Your Marijuana’s THC/CBD Ratio

September 18, 2016 Dave 0

It’s been a long time since I had any interest in using marijuana, but, I have always assumed one joint is like any other, except for THC level. If the THC level in the grass […]

Harm Reduction

Good Going Governor

September 6, 2016 Dave 0

It is reliably pleasing when Republican politicians do the right thing on drug policy issues. Though New Jersey governor and Trump supporter, Chris Christie had previously opposed needle exchange programs, he has now signed into […]

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Adult Drug Use

Reducing Addiction by Ending the War on Drugs

August 30, 2016 Dave 0

If we want to tackle the problem of seven million drug addicts in our country we need to understand how that all comes about.  Most of it traces back to teenage experimentation. The adolescent years […]