Knowledge is Bliss

What is Ketamine? The question is as exciting, deep and expanding as rapidly as a k-hole. As with all the dissociative psychedelics, it is not exactly your classic encounter with something greater, the unnamable. As Timothy so eloquently explains in the episode, it's a young molecule. It does not carry the baggage- no intent nor... Continue Reading →

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Born into This

There’s a new Drug War Porn show on TV, I made it through one episode before calling it quits. Sitting at the end of the block, the end of any block in any black neighborhood in any major city, the officer looks out at the kids playing, the parents parlaying, the seniors pontificating, and says... Continue Reading →

Deadwood

     The year is 1876, the location is the Black Hills of what is now primarily South Dakota, the story is of a small yet steadily expanding mining camp on land that was promised the Sioux in what was the Ft. Laramie treaty. Once yellow—aka gold—was found in the hills all pretense of treaty... Continue Reading →

Letter to the Editor 2.0. (With a new subtitle: This is gonna require a lot of repetition repetition.)

To local blogger Kym Kemp's site: http://kymkemp.com/2017/09/29/lets-stop-punishing-people-in-pain-letter-to-the-editor-urges-drug-reforms/#comments Another friend was found dead last night. We met in 2013 while at rehab; part detox, part 12 step intro/ review, part fart party.  A salacious feeding frenzy, with some sleeping the day away while others read US Weekly (or master-bate furiously to its women's clothing ads). Some reading... Continue Reading →

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor of the Times-Standard, Eureka, CA, in response to an open invitation for communal input concerning Humboldt’s Drug Problem Dearest Humboldt, Let’s stop punishing people in pain. Take the nickel and dime cop game out of the equation and address addiction as the medical issue it is, and the root causes as... Continue Reading →

“So the opposite of addiction is not sobriety. It is human connection”

Ever wonder why it's so easy/ cozy/ comforting at rehab? It's not the abstinence, thats what kills so many directly after such a period. It's the Connection. I love this man. Johann Hari speaks on the likely cause of addiction, the following article from the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/johann-hari/the-real-cause-of-addicti_b_6506936.html?ncid=engmodushpmg00000003 It is now one hundred years since... Continue Reading →

Addiction (Un)Studied

They say a pictures worth a thousand words.. I hope the words this conveys are something to the extent of why, though more than halfway through--and with Straight A's, I dropped the Addiction Studies program, and gave up on the California Counseling (whatever the bullshit acronym is) Certificate I was about to achieve. I interrupted... Continue Reading →

Sugar (2)

In Decoding Sugar Addiction: Separate neural circuits control sugar cravings and healthy eating, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory and MIT teamed up and learned some fascinating things about sugar, sugar addiction, and its address and suppression in the brain.          While keeping at the forefront the problems caused by sugar in... Continue Reading →

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