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!
Though recent headlines insist that vaping is almost twice as effective than alternatives, that doesn’t mean it’s especially effective.
I can imagine a hundred scenarios in which Dsuvia somehow leaves the battlefield and finds it way into the world of drug abuse.
The increased incidence of depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric symptoms linked to OUD may also help to account for high rates of relapse among patients, post-treatment, versus other substance disorders.
One of the key ingredients for a drug epidemic is a false sense of confidence in the safety of drug use.
These are questions that come up with every drug, not just cannabis. And unanswered, they can lead to problems down the road.
We focus on the drug, as if someone who uses heroin, for instance, can’t also have a problem with alcohol, or sleeping pills, or methamphetamine, or this new, more potent form of marijuana that’s showing up everywhere.
Now, with the introduction of fentanyl and carfentanil, the decision to inject heroin or cocaine can easily result in a fatality.