I almost died of a misinformation overdose watching President Obama and rapper Macklemore talk about addiction yesterday. Luckily though, I had some Narcan-for-myths handy: the knowledge I gained from studying drugs and addiction for over a decade now. President Obama’s Weekly Address was filled with misinformation. I counted 21 false statements in all. In fact the myths only […]
Check this statement from Tazewell County Virginia’s Commonwealth Attorney: “If you take away drug addiction, it would put us out of a job,” Lee said. “About 80 percent of crimes committed are related to drugs.” Source
Unfortunately, most of the money spent on treatment for drug and alcohol problems comes from the government. This situation props up the false and ineffective disease model favored by government agencies such as the NIDA, and results in worse services for us all. There is no free market competition working to bring better help to people with addiction.
Markets get clogged with this. We live in a wonderful country in which the free market system has provided us with increasingly cheaper and more effective technology. Just looking at the options we have in cell phones and how quickly they became affordable for all, and the many options we have in choosing a phone […]
Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Programs (BDAP) will now be represented by a cabinet level secretary – which is a promotion of sorts, it means that a bureau becomes a department, or something like that. Anyways, some politician with a heroin addict son fought for this for 6 six years, so it’s a big […]
The above quote reflects a view I believe whole-heartedly. If we were to talk about addiction as a choice, then people would think of it as a choice, and furthermore, they would behave as if it were a choice. Unfortunately, the person who spoke this quote, Joe Biden, said it while introducing the Recognizing Addiction […]