Opinion Article: Not ‘Enabling’ To Make Drug Use Safer Apr12

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Opinion Article: Not ‘Enabling’ To Make Drug Use Safer

“Addiction is defined by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and psychiatry’s diagnostic bible, the DSM, as compulsive drug use that continues despite negative consequences. The problem is not an absence of suffering but a deficit of hope and alternatives. If stigma, isolation and being ostracized fought addiction, we wouldn’t be having the worst overdose crisis in history now. If horrible experiences made people kick drugs, no one would ever relapse after one bout of cold-turkey opioid withdrawal.”

Read the rest of this compelling article published at the Washington Post.