Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Punishing the afflicted

Dr. Sanity is going on about the "true" victims of the crack epidemic. It is evident from her rant that she is ignorant of the self medication aspect of drug use.

It is very unfortunate that those who should know the most about this subject revert to superstition when it comes up in discussion.

Ironically one of the commenters refered to true believers when it came to things like who asked for the crack vs powder disparity in sentencing when it came to the question of the racial disparity in sentencing (a good point BTW). I responded to the Dr's article and the comment:

A researcher, a drug counselor, and a doctor discuss why people use illegal drugs:

A well known secret

Addiction or Self Medication?

And why are the drug compainies in the lead of the drug free America campaign?

The War On Unpatented Drugs


The real true believers are those who ignore the obvious self medication aspects of drug use.

Dr. Lonnie Shavelson found that 70% of female heroin addicts had been sexually abused.


In other words we are making war on the afflicted. Further abusing the abused.

I don't see the morality in that but perhaps I'm not Judeo-Christian enough. Well some Judeo-Christians didn't like slavery and forced its abandonment. We can only hope for more of the same.

In time sanity will reign. But, not quite yet.

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