Tag: california

  • How I stopped drinking, again – Entry 1

    Those of you not following All About Addiction on Facebook (you should) or paying attention to our updates on Twitter and such might not have known that I was recently informed that in order to become a psychologist in California (actually, to get registered as a Psychological Assistant, which allows someone to get experience towards […]

  • Death in rehab- What is wrong with California’s addiction treatment?

    We at A3 have long been saying that there is something seriously wrong with the way addiction treatment is being regulated and with the addiction treatment system that has sprouted up as a result. Now, a government report created for the California Senate Rules Committee called “Rogue Rehabs: State failed to police drug and alcohol […]

  • Proposition 19 defeated – The false hope of change with young support for Prop 19

    Well, no matter the hope for some before November 2nd, voters in California chose not to pass Prop 19 – the legislation that would have made that State the first in the Union to explicitly legalize the sale of marijuana within its borders. I’ve already said that I support the drug’s decriminalization, and I would […]

  • Proposition 19 – Marijuana legalization or nothing? The business of weed

    On November 2nd, California voters will be asked to determine whether they’d like to change the legal status of marijuana, and for the first time ever, advocates of legalization may actually accomplish their goals. There are a number of reasons why a well-intentioned voter would choose legalization, from the potential billions of dollars in tax […]

  • Lohan at it again – gets new SCRAM bracelet

    It seems that Lindsay Lohan got  herself in some trouble again, this time because she failed to show up to a court hearing and was partying on a yacht in France instead. An irate judge wanted her arrested, but when her lawyer posted bail for her, she got to walk in to court herself and […]

  • Quitting smoking: Quitlines success

    In the world of extremely difficult smoking-cessation (quitting smoking), telephone-based programs are apparently having some real success. Quitting smoking with quitlines According to a recent summary-analysis (we call these meta-analyses) of research done on Smoking Cessation Quitlines (CSQs), smokers who call and participate are 1.5 times more likely to quit! These are roughly the same […]

  • Criminal health care – Why we should care.

    For most people, the discussion of health care within the prison system is a philosophical one. Not for me. Inmate health care is a disgrace While in jail, I got to see the conditions firsthand. I saw the guy coughing his lungs out for days asking deputies to send him to the infirmary only to […]

  • California prison problems: Drug use policy gone awry

    Originally posted on Takepart: I’ve been aware of the unjust nature of our prison system for a while, but a recent NPR story I heard in the car brought the issue front and center again. This piece is a combination summary and extension of that story. Did you know that the US makes up 5% […]