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THE DEFINITION OF INSANITY – MAKE MORE OPIOIDS AVAILABLE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE...

Someone once defined insanity as ‘doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.’ For whatever reason, the phrase stuck with me over the years. It just...

Heroin And The Age Of Jazz

Although only a select portion of his repertoire was about drug use, Cab Calloway inscribed  an important footnote to the underbelly of jazz. The film International House captured Calloway performing “Reefer...

Oxycontin Heir To Market Opiate To People Addicted To Oxycontin

When and where does this insanity end?! Just when I thought I’d seen it all, that I’ve heard the most outlandish words ever to pass over a persons lips or witnessed...

Krokodil: “The World’s Deadliest Drug”

Like an alien spore oozing from a sci-fi film, krokodil has emerged as one of the worst drugs of abuse. Called “the Zombie Drug,” and “The World’s Deadliest Drug,” krokodil is...

IF YOU LOVE ME: A MOTHER’S JOURNEY THROUGH HER DAUGHTER’S OPIOID ADDICTION

When enough really crappy things occur in your life, and you somehow survive them, people start to tell you that you should write a book. You think they are joking but...

Jimi Hendrix: Ill-Fated Emissary

The psychedelic trinity of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison embodied the volatility, excitement, and substance abuse of the 1960’s. Demonstrating an unprecedented musical ability, these overachievers rose to the...

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM NEW OPIOID DRUG POLICY (PART 3 OF 3)

This is the third installment of this article. The previous articles can be found at www.thesoberworld.com In Part 1 of this article, I examined the first two prongs of the administration’s proposed...

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM NEW OPIOID DRUG POLICY (PART 2 OF 2)

This is the second installment of this article. In Part 1, I examined the first two prongs of the administration’s proposed three prong approach to ending the opioid epidemic. I showed...

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM NEW OPIOID DRUG POLICY (PART 1 OF 2)

Recently, the President rolled out his three pronged approach that he believes will curb our raging opioid epidemic, parts of which sound remarkably close to those of Philippine President Duterte’s; a...

HUMANITY LOST: POLITICIZATION OF OPIOID EPIDEMIC PROVES DEADLY FOR ADDICTS

It wasn’t that long ago that I felt encouraged about the activity surrounding our drug policy. That is not to say I agreed with every aspect of policy, in fact there...

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