November 9th, 201201161We hear much about the war on drugs.There is a much bigger problem that has not attracted much attention or interest.That is the deaths,overdoses and addictions due to legal pain killers. I have written an article for Australian news websites on this issue
May 5th, 201211191Statistics are so commonplace that it is rare these days to be taken aback by them but this one was startling. The number of babies born with symptoms of opiate withdrawal has trebled between 2000 and 2009 in the USA.
February 18th, 201211223From all the noise made by governments you would think that the war on drugs was waged on illegal ones because they cause all the trouble. The reality is quite different. The problems caused by legal prescription drugs dwarves that caused by illegal drugs.
October 1st, 201101293We need to reinstate basic simple values and be prepared to say when something or someone is wrong. We also need a reinstatement of people being held accountable for the actions they take.
July 1st, 201111316President, Jimmy Carter told congress in 1977 “Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself”.The current war on drugs causes more damage to (mainly young) people than the use of drugs.