Wednesday, June 19, 2024

"Potential for Abuse"

"Potential for Abuse" is one of the ways drugs are categorized for legal purposes. The underlying assumption is that drugs cause addiction depending on their "abuse potential". This is not medically possible. Let me explain:

American Medical Schools teach addiction is a symptom of PTSD. Dr. Lonny Shavelson in his book "Heroin" said that 70% of female heroin addicts had been sexually abused in childhood.
Drugs fill receptors. What empties receptors (injury, PTSD) causes a desire for drugs. Drugs CAN'T cause addiction. Pass it on. (The DEA is currently selling 'Habituation" as 'addiction'. They are different. Detox fixes Habituation. It does not fix addiction.)

More simply: People in chronic pain chronically take pain relievers. Hard to believe, isn't it?

The drugs used depend on the level of pain, not the 'abuse potential'. There are more details on drugs and addiction at "Better Proof - The Government Is Lying About DRUGS".

Receptor theory is over 100 years old. I knew enough about endorphin receptors 50 years ago to write what I have currently written on the subject of receptors and 'addiction', had I just given it some thought.

The current method of classifying drugs "of abuse" for purposes of law is incorrect. Since drugs don't cause 'addiction' (pain does) drugs can't have an addiction potential. Or given the laws currently in effect the number is zero for ALL drugs.


You may like another article I wrote about bad drug law -- A Black Trump supporter at the May 23, 2024 Bronx rally called for an end to Systemic Racism.

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