Category Archives: Parity

ATODblog:2010 in review

Wish I had more time to devote to this blog… Anybody else who thinks the same way I do about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs want to submit a post? Anyway, here’s the figures on readership for last year, courtesy … Continue reading

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Treating addiction as a chronic disease, or how can something that makes so much sense be so impossible to achieve?

    It’s been ten years since a special communication in the Journal of the American Medical Association by four leading experts declared that drug dependence (including alcohol) should be treated as a chronic medical problem, not a social problem. … Continue reading

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Two cheers for Fair Sentencing Act: Equality for rock and powder cocaine won’t help end the War on Drugs

The disparity between criminal sentencing for crack and powder cocaine was quite heinous; young black men carrying a rock or two got prison while young white men with a gram or two got probation. And that went on for years … Continue reading

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