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!
Politicians are often accused of flip-flopping, but they may see themselves as representing the will of the voters.
If we ever were able to “seal” the borders, what would prevent some entrepreneur from setting up his own domestic operation?
There’s no shortage of stories among nurses and doctors about a friend or family member who went through treatment and relapsed, perhaps many times.
Apparently, many voluntary self-excluders later change their minds in favor of a return to old behavior.
…cannabis is “likely to increase the risk of developing schizophrenia, social anxiety disorders and, to a lesser extent, depression.”
It’s an illness that at different times seems to respond to everything and nothing. As in ‘everything works for someone, and nothing works for everyone.’
Problems show up first in hospital emergency rooms and in jails. Those are the closest thing we have to an early warning system.
Once the demand for a drug is well-established, as it is for alcohol, people will find a way to get it, legal or otherwise.