The truth is that although marijuana is one of the safest drugs around, far safer than opioids, alcohol, Tylenol, or antidepressants, it is still toxic when the dose is large enough.
Psychiatric medication overdose killed 50% more people in the US than heroin overdose in 2014; why isn’t this drug epidemic a front page story?
If the media bothered to get their facts straight there could be a lot less hysteria and a lot more lives saved.
Ibogaine has become increasingly popular in recent years for the treatment of drug and alcohol dependence, but how safe and effective are the treatments?
How can the U.S. claim to have “evidence-based” answers to the addiction epidemic when we’ve seen drug use, addiction, and overdose deaths on a steady climb for the past 20 years?
Research indicates there are many kinds of alcohol dependence, suggesting there should be just as many different treatment options available.
Evidence shows that over 90% of opioid overdose deaths are the result of polydrug poisoning, yet the media tells us that these deaths are caused by an opioid overdose epidemic.
It goes without saying that a proper role of government is to prevent, contain and curtail drug-related harms, but should that role include policing voluntary drug use?
Although a few areas such as New York have made progress in this direction, the country lags behind and remains mired in a slough of ignorance and overdose death.
Maybe now that white middle class people in the suburbs are dying we will be able to convince the media to drop the stereotypes and believe that drug mixing kills.
Opioid overdoses are seldom due to opioid use alone; the majority are a result of mixing an opioid with some other drug. What are the most dangerous combinations?
We often hear the myth of Johnny, a typical teenager, who is rooting around in grandma’s medicine and finds her pain pills. He tries one and becomes instantly addicted.
AA founder Bill Wilson was quite fond of threatening atheists and people who didn’t go to AA with death. Do these statements have any basis in scientific fact?