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  1. Definitely “gleeful no more.” I’m sad, too. I thought your article was very interesting as I didn’t know most of what you wrote about the help available for illegal drug users.

    1. I also thought this article is the most comprehesively written one after Cory Monteith’s accidental death; I learned quite a bit. But what I don’t understand is why is the recovering addict not taught such essential knowledge so s/he can survive and take more control over one’s own recovery. Anyhow, I totally agree with the criminalization of illegal drugs while alcohol and prescription drugs, which are equally dangerous, are perceived to be in a whole another category, which doesn’t make those deaths any more acceptable either. This article needs to reach more readers.

  2. E Harada: One of the reasons that recovering addicts are not taught such essential knowledge is that many rehabs do not believe in harm prevention; only abstinence is taught. While I understand that point of view, I think they overlook the fact that relapse is very common for most addicts, so it is wise to arm them with something other than the oft-mocked, “Just say no” advice.

    Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

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