Life Process Program Blog
The Solution to the Opioid Crisis
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...read more
Is Harvey Weinstein Addicted to Love?
Power monster Harvey Weinstein isn’t after sex, primarily. What does he want? This post is in response to The 7 hardest addictions to quit – love is the worst! by Stanton Peele Everyone agrees that Harvey Weinstein is a...read more
End Alcoholism — Bomb Spain
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....read more
Answer Me This: Why Are Americans So Depressed?
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...read more
Painkiller addiction is almost nonexistent, according to government data
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...read more
Theories of Addiction – What is the Meaning of Addiction?
An Analysis of the Theories of Addiction In many cases, addiction theorists have now progressed beyond stereotyped disease conceptions of alcoholism or the idea that narcotics are inherently addictive to anyone who uses them. The two major areas of...read more
How to Interrogate a Criminal Suspect, a la Dostoyevsky
How to motivationally interview supects courtesy Porfiry Petrovitch and Columbo. This post is in response to Why They Let O.J. Out by Stanton Peele News item: Donald Trump has brought up the topic of how to treat suspects/arrestees in criminal cases. In his...read more
The Dean of USC’s Medical School Used Addictive Drugs
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...read more
Why They Let O.J. Out
It wasn’t due to psychological growth. News item: O.J. Simpson, now 70 years old, was granted parole at a hearing yesterday in Nevada. He has served nine years of a 33-year sentence for armed robbery and kidnapping after he...read more
The Myth of Addiction as “Equal Opportunity Destroyer”
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...read more