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 […]

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Adult Drug Use

A Visit to the The Heroin Zoo

January 27, 2016 Dave 0

An epidemic of opiate addiction is being fueled by pain pills prescribed for patients with real or feigned symptoms, along with a cheap and abundant supply of heroin. How these two vectors of causation came […]

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Adult Drug Use

Boozing for10 Million Years and Counting

December 27, 2015 Dave 0

Nearly a century ago we amended our Constitution to prohibit the sale of alcohol, mainly because we thought it was making people poor. Our 16 years of “Prohibition” didn’t work. People find ways to enjoy […]

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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

A Lot of Good Science in the Works

June 15, 2015 Dave 0

Despite biases still on offer by various organizations, a great deal of enlightened and enlightening work is going on around the country and we should be paying attention because it offers hope for a better […]

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Adult Drug Use

Frequency Creep in Drug Use

May 14, 2015 Dave 0

Boston University researchers have found in a study of 483 primary care patients, admitted drug users all, that weekend drug users tend to up their use to include mid-week use as well. “The study shows […]