NEW YORK TIMES
Drug Addiction and Overcrowded Jails
The subject of drug addiction and incarceration has been a contentious one for some time. Many people still feel as though drug use is a crime and therefore should be punished as such. But as the years go by and as our understanding of addiction improves, more and more people are starting to see that drug use is indicative of a severe behavioral crisis…
Let’s Not Trust the Alcohol Industry to Tell Us Alcohol is Healthy!
While the American public was busy with other matters, the alcoholic beverage industry and certain scientists conspired to prove that alcohol consumption improves health, ignoring existing science showing a definite connection between alcohol and cancer, among other problems.
Solving the Opioid Crisis: What Has to Happen to Return Prescription Control to the Right Hands? Part III
Let’s take a look at an ideal world—a world where drugs are only given when they are truly needed to improve health, where there is no undue or skewed influence causing patients to ask for specific types of medication, where doctors use nothing but an honest education to make their choices. What might have to happen to take us in the direction of this ideal world?