Schedule Change

But the biggest benefit may be to the cannabis industry. Tax breaks for businesses, improved access to funding sources?

You may have read about a proposed change in marijuana's status, from Schedule I controlled substance-- that's the most restrictive class-- to the less restricted Schedule III.

In practice, that means pot would fall into a group with codeine, ketamine, and anabolic steroids, instead of heroin, LSD, and MDMA.

That seems reasonable. We all know people who use marijuana, and it does appear to have done far less damage to them than, for instance, heroin might have.

Marijuana was assigned to Schedule I during a far different era in America's ongoing struggle with drug abuse. You can think of it as a mistake overdue for correction.

Cannabis advocates regard rescheduling as a step in the right direction,but one that nonetheless falls far short of their primary goal, which is and always has been removal from the controlled substances list altogether — giving cannabis the status afforded to alcohol and tobacco.

That would open up a world of commercial possibilities. We’d...

CONTINUE READING

  • Thinking About Addiction
  • In the News
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy

The Bill Comes Due

ALD (alcohol-related liver disease) in the United States is projected to cost $355 billion in direct healthcare-related costs and $525 billion in lost labor and economic consumption.

The Power of Drug Company Marketing

...a number of years ago, the Institute of Medicine set forth guidelines intended to reduce the influence of advertising on how physicians prescribed medications... to date, relatively few physicians have actually adopted those guidelines.

  • Resources About
  • Addiction
  • Addictive Substances
  • Prevention
  • Recovery
  • Treatment

Schedule Change

But the biggest benefit may be to the cannabis industry. Tax breaks for businesses, improved access to funding sources?

Update on Genetics

Being at risk does not mean that at some point, all those folks will wind up needing treatment. The vast majority will not. Still, that elevated risk is important to those who will be.

Schedule Change

But the biggest benefit may be to the cannabis industry. Tax breaks for businesses, improved access to funding sources?

Writing and Ripping

Recovery isn't just about big, life-changing decisions. It's mostly in the myriad little choices we all make, every single day of our lives.

  • Resources For
  • Addiction Clinicians
  • Families
  • People in Recovery
  • Programs

Exercising for Chronic Pain Relief

We've known for several decades that regular exercise, even the mild sort, helps lessen symptoms of depression. It comes as no surprise that it may also help with CPS and the mood problems that accompany it.

Borderline, Revisited

The term was invented in the 1930’s to describe someone prone to becoming psychotic or severely disturbed under stress, but who otherwise was capable of functioning normally.

Self-Diagnosis

Most of the time, there’s an extended period in which the drinker is engaged in something called ‘comparing out’. That's when they're focused on what isn't wrong with their drinking, and ignoring or minimizing what is.

Exercising for Chronic Pain Relief

We've known for several decades that regular exercise, even the mild sort, helps lessen symptoms of depression. It comes as no surprise that it may also help with CPS and the mood problems that accompany it.

Drugs in Jail

If 70% or more of a jail population has been identified as having a drug or alcohol problem – that does happen – then what you’re really operating is a treatment center that happens to have bars on the windows and guards at the entrance.

  • Library
  • Bookshelf
  • PDF Articles
  • Videos

Subscribe via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog by email.

Join 3,913 other subscribers

EXPLORE