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 it quickly becomes clear that the powers that be within the land are far more interested in fighting and squabbling among themselves over political power and riches, than in addressing this existential horror.
As the old chief says in the movie Little Big Man: “Sometimes the magic works, sometimes it doesn’t.”
We don’t have the option of simply forgoing the use of opioids in medicine because, frankly, we don’t have a viable alternative.
A Federal judge once concluded in a famous lawsuit: It was clear that psychiatrists get together to define various disorders, and then every so often, get back together to redefine them.
Battling an epidemic requires considerable cross-state cooperation and coordination– something that’s never easy, even with strong Federal support.