Thinking About Addiction
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Calling these diseases “behavioral illnesses” and calling our systems of care “behavioral health programs” promotes two destructive, harmful beliefs.
This is the first data-driven study which shows that teacher support is associated with lower levels of early alcohol use.
For these and other common procedures referred to in the study, we might not even know what the doctor prescribes Mom or Dad afterward.
“We’re still stuck at the problem of definition. Until we agree on that, I don’t know how we can resolve it.” And not surprisingly, we didn’t.
It’s glib, deceptive, self-serving and futile to address what the CDC has described as an epidemic, by finger-pointing.
Doesn’t seem to matter much whether fame is rooted in music, film, TV, sports, politics — there’s this sense of unreality to all of it.
What we’re seeing now is an unintended consequence of a change in prescribing. Which doesn’t mean that the medical professions weren’t warned about the possibility, however — they were.