Although polls show Americans are broadly in favor of medical marijuana, they’re not as enthusiastic about the prospect of sharing the road with seriously stoned drivers.
A criminal defense attorney complained to me that his clients didn’t begin to take things seriously until the second or even third offense.
Our healthcare system supports more and in some cases better treatment based on the ability to pay for it.
It’s simply evidence of the shift by chronic users to a cheaper, more readily available alternative.
Closure is a great aid to the process of recovery, as it allows you to shut the door to that part of your life and move forward to newer, better things.
A first offense can actually represent the product of a longstanding, well-established pattern of behavior.
Most addicts and alcoholics wind up in treatment because they’re experiencing difficulties due to substance use– ranging from the pain of withdrawal to troubles with the law, to threatened loss of job or family.
Even the most recalcitrant drinker can appreciate the desirability of avoiding still more consequences. It’s a side door around some of the alcoholic’s denial.