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Overdose and Other Drug and Addiction Myths

January 27, 2018

Everything you believe about drugs/addiction is wrong. EVERYTHING. It matters. I.  Drug Overdose Tom Petty died from, according to the New York Times headline, an “Accidental Drug Overdose.” Here’s the coroner’s list of the drugs found in Petty’s system: fentanyl, oxycodone, temazepam, alprazolam, citalopram, acetyl fentanyl and despropionyl fentanyl. Petty’s death is not accurately classified as […]

A case for safe injection facilities in Chittenden County

December 4, 2017

Guest Column: A case for safe injection facilities in Chittenden County By Zach Rhoads By Observer November 30, 2017 During a press conference Wednesday, State’s Attorney Sarah George announced she will support legislation to legally permit state-run “supervised injection facilities” — where drug users are permitted to consume or inject drugs under medical supervision. George […]

The Solution to the Opioid Crisis

November 2, 2017

Everyone has a solution for the opioid epidemic. Here’s a real one. Here’s what we must do to improve our addictive situation In 2016, the American Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, announced in a new report on addiction, as though he had just discovered the structure of DNA, “Addressing the addiction crisis in America will require […]

End Alcoholism — Bomb Spain

October 5, 2017

Americans have a different consciousness about alcohol as evil The key to ending alcoholism is to prevent anyone under 21 from drinking: “Alcohol is a drug – a powerful, mood-altering drug – and alcoholism is a disease,” says Dr. Robert Morse, board member of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Inc., and recently […]

Answer Me This: Why Are Americans So Depressed?

September 28, 2017

Depression grows in US and pharmaceuticals aren’t the answer—are hallucinogens? Time announces: (1) Americans are more depressed than ever, and getting more so: From 2011-2014, 13 percent of Americans 12 and older took an antidepressant up from 11 percent in 2005-2008 and 8 percent in 1999-2002. (2) Many Americans don’t respond to antidepressants, and there […]

Addiction Epidemic: (Not) the Christie Report

August 7, 2017

Painkiller addiction is almost nonexistent, according to government data. News item:  The Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, headed by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, was released.  It declares, in the most lurid terms, that we are undergoing an opioid addiction crisis which should be declared a national emergency. Fact check:  The government’s most thoroughgoing analysis of prescription medicine […]

The Dean of USC’s Medical School Used Addictive Drugs

July 31, 2017

What lessons do we learn from U.S.C. med school Dean Puliafito’s drug use? Developments concerning the use of a “very addictive drug” (this is how MedlinePlus refers to meth) by a prominent medical school administrator and physician seemingly call into question the verities with which medicine regards and deals with drug use. News item: The former […]

The Myth of Addiction as “Equal Opportunity Destroyer”

July 10, 2017

The worst of the disease theory is that it says everyone is equally susceptible News Item: New county-level data from the CDC highlight the extreme geographic variation in opioid prescription rates, with some areas showing average morphine equivalents per capita 10 times greater than those of less-impacted counties. As seen in the map below, Appalachia appeared to be […]

Anthony Bourdain’s Updated Addiction Report Card

June 27, 2017

He may smoke, he certainly drinks and, good God, that 60-year-old is trim!   This post is in response to Anthony Bourdain’s Addiction Report Card by Stanton Peele Anthony Bourdain is the worldly gastronomical traveler with an addictive past.  In his 2000 best seller Kitchen Confidential, Bourdain described his ascent into the premier kitchens of […]

Our Drug Death Epidemic Is Worse than Ever But everything we say and do to combat it accelerates the problem.

June 22, 2017

“I have a theory, of which Maggie Hassan is but one example: We don’t really care whether people become addicted, or whether they die. We only care about maintaining our cultural blinders. All of our energy goes into that purpose.” Stanton Peele Here’s a comment from a famous guy who’s dissed me previously (prof of […]


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