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Employers Helping the Addicted and Vice Versa

January 30, 2018 Dave 0

People in recovery need the benefits of employment, but many are discouraged from even looking for work. Employers need workers, but often refuse to consider the addicted. States with high opioid use problems are moving […]

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America is Moving in the Right Direction on Drugs

April 10, 2017 Dave 0

People tell me my idea for reforming our criminal justice controls on drug use by setting up a use tolerant system with coach and extra-legal control measures will meet tough resistance from the prohibitionists. Of […]

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New Attorney General Has Not Changed Policy on Pot

April 3, 2017 Dave 0

Speaking of studies showing opioid overdose and death rates are lower in States with medical marijuana, our new Attorney General Jeff Sessions said: “I’m astonished to hear people suggest that we can solve our heroin […]

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Can Addiction Treatment Reduce Demand for Drugs?

February 23, 2017 Dave 0

In a speech by President Obama shortly before leaving office, he said: “For too long we’ve viewed drug addiction through the lens of criminal justice. The most important thing to do is reduce demand. And […]

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Role of Coaches in My Drug Policy Reform Proposal

February 7, 2017 Dave 1

Regular readers of these posts know that I advocate not full on legalization of drugs, but toleration of adult purchase through a controlled dispensary system, which includes a counseling program. The counselors, I call them […]

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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 […]

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Call No One “Addict”, Especially Yourself

July 19, 2016 Dave 0

  Should a person with the condition called addiction be called an addict?  No! says an experienced addict: don’t call me an addict. I have a condition, but the condition is not me, she insists. […]