Addiction myths permeate our entire culture, even news coverage of the World Series. Which falsehoods are being spread, and how can we debunk them? Does pain medication cause “addiction” or “relapse”?
A type of bias error called The Clinician’s Illusion has distorted all common knowledge about addiction and recovery. Learn a bit about The Clinician’s Illusion here.
Contrary to the hype, most drug users don’t become “addicts”. Studies show that only 13.4% of recent heroin users actually become dependent on the drug. It’s time for a reality check on the truth about drug use and addiction.
Gawker has a good story on the latest overblown drug scares including i-dosing, flashblooding, and Jenkem. Check it out here: How Bogus Drug Scares Get Started.
The popular british soap “Eastenders” now has a crack addiction storyline which was inspired by the real life experiences of the actor playing the addict. Obviously, crack use is dangerous, and I don’t condone it, but I also can’t stand by idly while misinformation is spread about it. The actor, Paul White, is publicly speaking […]
If you’d like to know why people are so misinformed, you need look no further than your local news. Noah Bond of ABC4 in Salt Lake City recently reported on a new heroin epidemic: A strong batch of heroin is killing addicts in Salt Lake County. At least four people are dead and two others […]