Yes, even Amazon has loopholes and its amazing what a dealer will do to squeeze the system in order to provide drugs through mail. In a digital age its hard to control the logistics of ordering and shipping, yet its so highly tempting to be part of such a wonderful supply and demand search. What next, the digital DEA?
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014
So, when are we going to do something about it other than continue to good ol adage of the 80's 'Say No'. Its not working, prevention is outdated, and efforts to scare are ridiculous. Prescriptions are rampant, heroin is an epidemic and its being made across the border, the death toll is rising. Treatment is just the beginning but education is key: to society, to families, to social workers and perhaps needing a mass media message. Which one? How about one that places the truth as the forefront? That addresses the epidemic. That reflects the true numbers and attends the lack of attention to outcomes. If 30 day treatment is not working and outcomes have not gotten better with time, what is missing? Wheres long term housing with an emphasis on life skills for youth? Who is leading these movements? Its time for action.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
tends to be the common verbage of those in recovery, influenced strongly by an 'old school' adage of 'medications are drugs' of many 12 step groups (though there is an AA pamphlet that communicates the importance of medication and the place for it in recovery). In modern times we stand at a standstill, with points of view stigmatizing all efforts to support recovery and the opposing which finds 'meetings' distracting as well as incomplete without a nice array of pharma coctails. Where to go?
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
In Ohio prisons, the opiate epidemic is packing jail cells and making us wonder if we are doing enough with prevention, because incarceration is not working. The high rising costs of facilities and the impact of addiction are out of control. What are we missing?
But its not a problem.
Friday, May 2, 2014
More and more common it seems to be that celebrities and Hollywood seems to feel more comfortable about their journey in recovery, a fresh walk from the drama of rehab and the shame and guilt behind it. As the openness to begin a journey to a new life begins, the public has begun to have a new ear for the steps required to face sobriety. Who knows, could it be cool soon to be sober?