And yet our legal system seems designed to punish the low level offender while protecting their counterparts in business and government.
That we have such a large and growing community of frequent users is a tribute not to evidence, but to hype.
Picture a horde of lemmings suddenly deciding to change direction and stampede off a different cliff.
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’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
Meanwhile , the healthcare field continues to struggle with legitimate issues around the use of (and controls over) opioids in medical practice.
So, public health advocates maintain, the McConnell plan is really just a clever ruse to reduce support for other legislation that might actually reduce smoking and vaping.