Thinking About Addiction
A blog about anything related to addiction, treatment, or recovery, all the way from prevention to building recovery-friendly communities. We also welcome guest bloggers here!
But the repair isn’t cheap, and the outcomes require some patience. And that’s why efforts often fail. America gives up too early.
The issue isn’t about getting stoned. It’s about whether the product is actually benefiting the customer who purchased it.
When he speaks, he reminds me of others I’ve known who come from families that fought and lost a battle with addictive disease.
I know how often the quest for business success has in the past overtaken and even overwhelmed the quest to deliver good services.
…healthcare advocates have to work extra hard while proponents of a more punitive approach simply point to a crime committed by a drug user…
It reminds me of the addicts who convince themselves that somehow, despite all the pain of the past, this time things will be different.
If we’re going to rely on science in decision-making, we should at least make certain it’s good science.
You can’t characterize dead children as collateral damage and not expect it to come back on you later.
Nurses and doctors experience the same feelings about homeless alcoholics they see in the ER every Saturday night.
The larger issue is that most drug pricing is still market-driven, or as my endocrinologist puts it, “they charge whatever they can get away with charging.”