Category: Thinking About Addiction

Alcohol may be the oldest. New ones are being invented every day. There are thousands, and keeping track of what they are and what they do isn’t easy.

Thinking About Addiction


Cruel or Fair?

But over the years, a pattern has emerged: an effort that begins as prevention or rehabilitation swings to the other side if the results don’t meet expectations, or don’t arrive quickly enough.

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Prescription for Violence

I heard one man exclaim in a packed hospital waiting room. “It’s her damn job. She took an oath.” I was struck by his sense of entitlement. And I could envision how, enhanced by withdrawal and desperation, it could turn violent.

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Illini Weed

…most of that sales revenue seems to have landed in the laps of existing cannabusinesses– those owned by rich investors who have established reps and ready access to capital.

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