Phillip Seymour Hoffman did not have choice or free will and neither do you

Phillip HoffmanDate: February 4, 2014
Author: Debbie Bayer
Source: Debbie Bayer Blog

 In the wake of the tragic loss of Phillip Seymour Hoffman, a great artist, partner, father, brother, and son, I offer the following facts about the neurological disease of addiction.

The overwhelming majority of adults in the western world have passed through experimental stages in their lives where they have dabbled with some kind of brain altering addictive substance, i.e., cigarettes, alcohol, prescriptionpain killers, ADHD medication, anti-anxiety medication, and yes, even marijuana (save the ‘it’s not addictive” arguments for later, please).  And the overwhelming majority of these adults will emerge from their experiments unscathed, believing that their free will and good choices are what saved them from becoming addicted.

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Moms United press release DPA Reform Conference 2013

Date: October 17, 2013
Author: Moms United

Moms United to End War on Drugs Representatives Gather from across the nation at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference – October 23-26, 2013.

Moms are Playing a Leading Role in Ending the Failed War on Drugs

Moms From California, Illinois, New York, Florida, Michigan and Texas Available to Discuss Personal Experience with Drug War

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Code of the West

At a time when the world is rethinking its drug policies large and small, one state rises to the forefront.

Feds Won’t Block Colorado Marijuana Legalization

In a decision with historic implications, the federal government announced Thursday that it will not stand in the way of marijuana legalization in Colorado or Washington state.

Prescribing Heroin to Save Lives

Another International Overdose Awareness Day (Aug. 31) approaches and many people are still focused on prescription opioid drugs and their role in overdose fatalities

How Far Can Ethan Nadelmann Push America’s Drug Laws?

The leader of the Drug Policy Alliance speaks with The Fix about legalizing marijuana, harm reduction and the 12 Steps, psychedelic revelations and decriminalizing all drug possession.

The Unvarnished Truth

“The Unvarnished Truth.” Filmed in May, 2013, Brooklyn, New York at the Drug Policy Alliance’s Partner’s meeting.

Ethan Nadelmann: The Real Drug Czar

The driving force for the legalization of marijuana in America – a frenetic, whip-smart son of a rabbi who can barely tell indica from sativa – has just entered enemy territory. Ethan Nadelmann, the executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, is here in California’s crucible of conservatism, Orange County, to talk about the failure of the War on Drugs and why the government should leave pot smokers alone. As a grizzled ex-DEA agent glares at him from the audience of a lecture hall on the campus of U.C. Irvine, it’s clear that this crowd has not gathered to celebrate cannabis culture. And that’s just the way Nadelmann likes it.