The man is a creature that almost invariably wants to succumb to some temptation. Be it something less of a grave crime, like sweetened beverages, or something more dangerous, like smoking weed, there is always an audience for nearly every product. In an attempt to curb consumption and use of things that are deemed harmful to individuals and society as a whole, governments strive to take action and prevent people from having such products at their disposal.
People who are addicted to substances, be it drugs or alcohol, find it hard to seek medical attention and help. There are many reasons for it: some are too ashamed to admit that they need such help; others do not believe in the ability of doctors to help them recover and get rid of their addiction. But there is one more factor that comes into play when considering the possibility of rehabilitation – its price. (more…)
In this day and age, when 31 states have adopted policies legalizing medical marijuana, when more countries are following this trend (and some even have legalized recreational use, like Canada), it makes US veterans wonder: why is our access to the alternative to opioids restricted? (more…)