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!
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
Alcohol still gets credit for close to 90,000 deaths every year– more than other drugs, even in the middle of an epidemic.
It can be flagrant or subtle, but damage it will be. Sadly, the drinker is usually the last one to become aware of it. In fact, many never do.
It’s a real challenge for the folks on the ground to fit their reality into the prescribed format of a Federal grant.
Topics: prescription medications
The first trials did not demonstrate effectiveness beyond placebo. So the FDA allowed a third trial which apparently did, at least a little.
Cannabis doesn’t replace opioids the way methadone or buprenorphine do. There’s no antagonist effect as with naloxone or naltrexone.