Adult Drug Use

Saving Lives with Marijuana

March 3, 2017 Dave 0

Typically opponents of medical marijuana claim that it is too dangerous, it’s not approved by the FDA and we have other legal drugs that do the same thing. Besides they argue, pot is  addictive, it’s […]

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Adult Drug Use

Science Joins Fight to End the War on Drugs

April 12, 2016 Dave 0

Thanks to the Drug Policy Alliance for alerting us to the report by the Johns Hopkins-Lancet Commission on Drug Policy and Health issued earlier this month. The report is the result of a study involving […]

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Adult Drug Use

Is Prohibition Killing People?

March 24, 2016 Dave 0

Some among us just don’t care if heroin addicts die from overdose, even when they do because they used a product laced with fentanyl they didn’t know was there.  We need a mindset reset.  Fentanyl […]

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Community Health

Ithaca, New York, a Grown Up Town

March 8, 2016 Dave 0

Like the resplendent faculae that burst out from the sun’s core isolated spots in our country are flaring with revolutionary ideas to deal with our useless war on drugs.  The LEAD experiment in Seattle is […]

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Adult Drug Use

The Ethics of Promoting Addiction Treatment

February 17, 2016 Dave 0

A few days ago, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, tweeted:”addiction is an illness and as any other illness, we cannot ignore it. The cost to health, our families & our economy is too great.” […]

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Adult Drug Use

Reform in the Wind: Is the UN Up to It?

December 21, 2015 Dave 0

In 1998 a UN slogan with reference to its newly adopted drug policies was, “A Drug-Free World: We Can Do It.” They were not only wrong about that, they couldn’t do it, but their imposition […]

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Adult Drug Use

Naloxone in Action

October 25, 2015 Dave 0

Amanda Bent, a policy coordinator with the Drug Policy Alliance, has written a useful testimonial about emergency treatment of opioid overdose. It’s a story about a young woman, a heroin addict, present at the drop-in […]