Tag: treatment

  • The context of my addiction – Environmental effect on drug use???

    When most people think about addiction, they imagine a person completely unable to control their cravings, always wanting the thing they’re addicted to. That was certainly my experience throughout most of my addiction. So what happens when you just can’t have it? What happens when drug use is just not allowed? What happens if your […]

  • Rx for reform: Spend on addiction treatment now, save later.

    This was originally posted on takepart.com: The debate about healthcare reform is raging with democrats and republicans seemingly entrenched in their positions on different sides. The overall question is simple: How do we reduce the cost of healthcare in this country without negatively affecting the quality of it? US healthcare can be some of the […]

  • Proposition 36 – California’s Addiction Treatment Under Attack!!!

    If you’re not from CA, you may not know about proposition 36. It’s a law, passed by voters in 2000, that mandates treatment, not incarceration, for people arrested on drug charges. Defendants can chose whether to accept it or not if they’re eligible, and before I get angry responses from my “red-state” readers, only non-violent, […]

  • About addiction: Cancer, religion, inhalants, and opiates.

    Here is this week’s crop. Once again, I tried to find posts about addiction from all different angles, check out the post by clicking the title and you’ll get some extra related posts from our site! PhysOrg – Acetaldehyde in alcohol – Cancer in a bottle GentlePath – Recovery for atheists From the White House […]

  • About addiction: Animal research, food addiction, policy, and cocaine addiction

    Here are this weeks gems when it comes to learning about addiction. As usual, if you click this title’s post, you’ll get a list of our related post as a bonus! Adventures in Ethics and Science – A nice post about the current state of the animal-rights dialog Addiction Inbox – Mood Foods (and their […]