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 […]

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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 […]

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Adult Drug Use

Pot Possession Arrests–What a Crime

May 12, 2016 Dave 0

According to the Drug Policy Alliance there were 700, 993 arrests related to marijuana in 2014, and 88% of those were for possession only. The math: 616,873 were arrested for nothing more serious than pot […]

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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

Terrorists Must Love the War on Drugs

February 11, 2016 Dave 0

We retch with disgust as Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria continue their torture and slaughter of innocents. They won’t even waste a bullet to first kill victims they dispose of by burning. That efficiency also […]

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Drug Addiction

Drug Testing in Schools? Here’s What I Think

February 5, 2016 Dave 0

Randomized drug testing of high school students is said to be a bad idea because, among other things, it “erodes relationships of trust between students and adults at school, hindering open communication and damaging an […]