The Meth Mess – P2P

P2P meth seemed to accelerate the curve of meth addiction, so that the user deteriorated far more quickly than in the past. And suffered worse consequences – in particular, a kind of extreme mental toxicity

I’m sure you’re aware that the COVID pandemic, despite our advances in vaccination and treatment, continues to produce new variants that show up unexpectedly to threaten the health and safety of people all over the world. In past epidemics, these variants have proved to be less dangerous than the originals, leading to an overall decline in severity of the illness that follows. Unfortunately, COVID 19 seems to have successfully bucked that trend -- yielding new forms of the virus that are every bit as infectious and damaging as their predecessors. Or more so.

I’m wondering if you’ve noticed the similarities between that and our current drug epidemics. We’re dealing with the variant phenomenon there, too.

Prescription painkillers may have helped start the opioid epidemic in the US, and street heroin kept it going, but both seem to have given way to the most dangerous opioid yet: fentanyl. Cheaper to make, easier to mix in with other substances, it’s taken opioid...

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The Meth Mess – P2P

P2P meth seemed to accelerate the curve of meth addiction, so that the user deteriorated far more quickly than in the past. And suffered worse consequences – in particular, a kind of extreme mental toxicity

The Meth Mess – P2P

P2P meth seemed to accelerate the curve of meth addiction, so that the user deteriorated far more quickly than in the past. And suffered worse consequences – in particular, a kind of extreme mental toxicity

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The New Stoners

People with well-established patterns of use (including frequent users) have probably learned to self-medicate the discomfort of withdrawal by using more cannabis.

The New Stoners

People with well-established patterns of use (including frequent users) have probably learned to self-medicate the discomfort of withdrawal by using more cannabis.

An Edible Industry

Anyway, the emphasis now, especially with so many states having legalized recreational use, appears to on making sure there is THC in the widest possible range of commercial products, including at “breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacktime,” said one sales exec.

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Senior Day

I still ran a treatment center, I might seriously consider targeting a group specifically to the needs of seniors, especially those with co-occurring disorders. It’s an underserved population that often doesn’t feel comfortable interacting with younger SUD patients.

Senior Day

I still ran a treatment center, I might seriously consider targeting a group specifically to the needs of seniors, especially those with co-occurring disorders. It’s an underserved population that often doesn’t feel comfortable interacting with younger SUD patients.

Living with a Label

“When you put a name to something, you gain a certain degree of power over it,” a psychologist told me, during a workshop on addictions.

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.

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