ARE YOU FOR ENDING WAR? END THE DRUG WAR, LEGALIZE ALL DRUGS. Regulate and tax as the deadliest drug is regulated. And you do know that is alcohol don’t you? Cranky Old Lady Shrink ranting and hoping the end of this war is coming. Soon some Drug Lords will be will be in a legal business, make oodles of money, and help one of their offspring become president. Think Joe Kennedy’s son and JFK.
ON TO MY REGULAR SHRINKS THINK POST WHICH WILL BE MY LECTURE NOTES ABOUT ADDICTION. As usual the first link comes from the Adolescent Course I taught at Columbia University School of Social Work. The second link is more up-to-date and was given as part of a course I developed for parents living with challenging children and being challenged by the child welfare people.
Adolescent course Chemical Highs
Challenging Children Course Addicted to What?
Finally my recent posting of the Safe Drinking Rules that started as a rant against one of my additions: The Food Network’s Holiday Cooking show the chefs were drinking like drunks or drunks-to-be.
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WARNING: Remember these posts are educational and not to be used to diagnose yourself or another; for that you need to seek a professional evaluation.
The poet Bobby Burns had a poem titled, To A Louse, On Seeing One on a Lady’s Bonnet. The lines “O wad some Pow’r the giftie gie us/To see oursels as others see us! /It wad frae monie a blunder free us.”
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