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“I wish they would all die!”  (by Mike Orrill)

“I wish they would all die!” (by Mike Orrill)

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“I wish they would all die!” (by Mike Orrill) That’s what an angry friend once said to me when told I was working with people struggling with drug addiction.  “I just wish they would all die!  They’re a drain on society and don’t offer anything worthwhile. They don’t deserve to live.” The root of such a statement is a misunderstanding…

Why Do Our Brains Get Addicted Dr. Nora Volkow video posted by Mike Orrill)

Why Do Our Brains Get Addicted Dr. Nora Volkow video posted by Mike Orrill)

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Not too many years ago, addiction was seen as a sin, or a moral failing, or a character flaw, and, therefore, the emphasis was on punishment.  Science is now showing us a much different picture of addiction as a chronic, relapsing brain disease, with the emphasis on treatment, just like we do for other chronic diseases.  Watch this 6 1/2…