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!
“If the patient takes them for other reasons, or even resells them on the street– well, nothing I can do about that. It’s the patient’s own fault.”
That’s not so different from any number of celebrities who’ve died of accidental overdose in the years since the War ended.
The FDA usually comes down on the side of protecting patient access, while the CDC favors greater restriction on availability.
We need the knowledge and skill to evaluate claims of effectiveness as medical treatments– for instance, to determine whether the research that supports that claim is solid, or if it’s unreliable.
Modern healthcare, for all its spectacular innovation, still lacks a genuinely safe, effective remedy for certain types of pain.
Producers and distributors are eager to attract the higher-end customer, mostly likely an adult daily user who needs stronger pot to manage dependence on the drug.
Although polls show Americans are broadly in favor of medical marijuana, they’re not as enthusiastic about the prospect of sharing the road with seriously stoned drivers.
With the increased risk of overdose from fentanyl and other synthetics, the path to recovery may be even bumpier, in terms of repeat emergencies. The folks in the Business Office would rather avoid that.
An answer such as vigorous exercise or meditation or going to a meeting will never be as universally attractive to someone a few weeks sober as “well, here, why don’t you toke this?”