Gabor Mate and Russel Brand on addiction and world leaders https://feelingmywaybackintolife.wordpress.com/2018/11/11/gabor-mate-and-russel-brand-on-addiction-and-world-leaders/ — Read on feelingmywaybackintolife.wordpress.com/2018/11/11/gabor-mate-and-russel-brand-on-addiction-and-world-leaders/
The other day, I commented on a post over at Larval Subjects. Someone replied to my last comment: Racism is socially constructed. Just like gender. They are just signifiers without a signified. Now how do you think you can explain and convince someone who doesn't even know this kind of thinking exists? This is a… Continue reading Philosophy and Racism.
This article about Chevy Chases relapse is from a year ago, but it is just as relevant this year. It is very informative. I'm stepping aside from the philosophy for a minute; but not really. Of course, I would bet 80%, Will not and do not care about learning this kind of information. And I would… Continue reading Addiction Education for Those Who Won’t Listen or Care.
Iceland has a solution for teen substance abuse.
I was listening to This NPR report this morning: https://www.npr.org/player/embed/548867893/549401256 We should recognize by now that addiction does not merely affect a few bad people. We should understand that addiction is not only a systemic issue, but a social and cultural issue. Now days, only the most obtuse and ignorant people will be able to… Continue reading The Rhetoric of Addiction.
Today is International overdose awareness day. Are you taking any pain medications Soley because your doctor offered them to you? I don't know the exact statistics but and astonishingly large amount of people that find themselves addicted to opiates, and many nowadays who find themselves strung out on heroin , were originally prescribed legal pain medication… Continue reading International Overdose Awareness Day.
(Note: These posts refer to Slovoj Zizek's talk he did in Spain a few months ago; this one: *** This ‘post-traumatic world’ that might exist in a utopian dream, if it were not for the naïve subject who is able to have a view where by hope can reside, does not occur within the… Continue reading Reality, Naivety and Addiction; Part 2: Google and the failure of communication.