Chasing the Scream: The First and the Last Days of the War on Drugs

Chasing the Scream: The First and the Last Days of the War on Drugs

I was drawn to Chasing the Scream: The First and the Last Days of the War on Drugs   through an article that I was forwarded. The article spoke about alcoholism and criticized the efficacy of Alcoholics Anonymous which I had seen be very successful f...
Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic

Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic

I was in a darkened room listening to two presenters with their different vantage points on opiates in the workplace, and during the talk, they mentioned the book Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic . I disagreed with what seemed to...
The Globalization of Addiction: A Study in Poverty of the Spirit

The Globalization of Addiction: A Study in Poverty of the Spirit

Why is addiction of all types on the rise in our society today? If the pharmacological theory of addiction is true – that demon drugs take over the minds of users after only one use – then why is it that there are other, non-drug addictions? How does tha...