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!
I’m no lawyer, but it makes me think of robbing a bank and returning 20% of the spoils to avoid jail.
That we have such a large and growing community of frequent users is a tribute not to evidence, but to hype.
I’m all in favor of wider access to good mental health care, and since drug and alcohol problems are included, I thought this might be an opportunity to point out some serious flaws in this approach.
Topics: mental illness
These multi-billion dollar fines sound enormous, but like the one levied on Facebook, they represent a small portion of the company’s actual assets.
Picture a horde of lemmings suddenly deciding to change direction and stampede off a different cliff.
Legal responsibility, however, is quite different. J&J’s attorneys will do whatever they can to shift blame elsewhere.
I’d argue that America has never adequately addressed its own problems with addiction, which have been with us in one form or another since before we became a nation.
Topics: health care