UPCOMING POSTS

UPCOMING POSTS

UPDATE Opioid Crisis: More Evidence that Buprenorphine and Methadone Opioid Substitution Treatment (OST) is Worsening America’s Lethal Epidemics – Connecticut ADDICTION TREATMENT, DISEASE MODEL, DOXA, HARM REDUCTION, OPIOID CRISIS, PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS, Suboxone, SUBSTANCE USE, UPCOMING POSTS

UPDATE Opioid Crisis: More Evidence that Buprenorphine and Methadone Opioid Substitution Treatment (OST) is Worsening Lethal Epidemics – Connecticut by Clark Miller June 5, 2019 New evidence from Connecticut is part of a consistent, invalidating, predictable pattern that disconfirms benefit attributable to medical provision of... Read More

Obama Surgeon General Slips in Interview, Exposes “Chronic Brain Disease” Model of Addiction as Fiction ADDICTION TREATMENT, DISEASE MODEL, DOXA, MEDIA, OPIOID CRISIS, UPCOMING POSTS

In a TV news interview, Obama administration Surgeon General Vivek Murtha slipped and exposed obvious truths that invalidate the made-up medical model of addiction as a “disease of the brain” – acknowledging that the required treatments are counseling, not medical, and that people are driven…

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Medical Treatments for Non-medical Conditions Cause Harm – Part 1 ADDICTION TREATMENT, CHRONIC PAIN, DISEASE MODEL, DOXA, MEDICAL MODEL, OPIOID CRISIS, PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS, SCIENCE, SUBSTANCE USE, UPCOMING POSTS

Medical Treatments for Non-medical Conditions Cause Harm – Part 1 by Clark Miller February 27, 2019 As with the predictable and avoidable costs, including lethal epidemic, of the opioid crisis generated by inappropriately prescribed opioid pain medications for an entirely non-medical condition – similarly the... Read More

Addiction: a Complex, Life-Threatening Behavior and Worsening Lethal Epidemic, with Treatment Provided by . . . . No, Seriously ADDICTION TREATMENT, DISEASE MODEL, EVIDENCE-BASED TREATMENT, PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS, SUBSTANCE USE, UPCOMING POSTS, VOICES

With compulsive use of mood-altering substances (“addiction”) driving a steadily worsening public health crisis, highly lethal, the standards and regulations controlling what types of healthcare professionals are qualified to treat the lethal conditions based on their levels of training, competence and credentialing should be clear…

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U.S. Surgeon General on the Opioid Crisis: Medical Training and Practice Fails to Protect Patients from Harm – Because Big Pharma Makes Us Do Things CULTURE, MEDIA, MEDICAL MODEL, OPIOID CRISIS, UPCOMING POSTS

In a series of TV news interviews on the opioid crisis, past Obama Surgeon General Vivek Murtha repeatedly blames the runaway over-prescribing on: 1) doctors’ beliefs that the opioids – which have been listed since 1970 as Schedule II Controlled Substances due to risk of…

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“Evidence or no . . .” of Effectiveness for Opioid and Substance Abuse, Depression, other Problems, Oregon Managed Healthcare Controls Public Funds to Push Into Medical Clinics a Behavioral Health “Model” with No Research Base EVIDENCE-BASED TREATMENT, HEALTHCARE, MANAGED CARE, MEDICAL MODEL, MENTAL HEALTH, PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS, UPCOMING POSTS

While public health epidemics worsen, a “Treatment Model” that has no support in research, practice theory, or standards of practice for behavioral health, “Primary Care Behavioral Health” (PCBH) is being pushed into Oregon medical settings by managed care organizations using their control of public healthcare…

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New Age Remedies for Life-Threatening Conditions? Using Public Healthcare Funds? ADDICTION TREATMENT, CULTURE, EVIDENCE-BASED TREATMENT, MANAGED CARE, OPIOID CRISIS, PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS, SUBSTANCE USE, TOBACCO, UPCOMING POSTS

Failure to effectively use public healthcare funds to treat compulsive use of tobacco – smoking – has extremely high costs and drives broader epidemics because public health and social harms of tobacco use eclipse those of opioids and illicit substances combined, and because tobacco use…

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Why There is No Such Thing as “Addiction” – A Fabricated Condition Made Up to Divert Resources and Healthcare Funds Away from Effective Treatments ACE, ADDICTION TREATMENT, DISEASE MODEL, DOXA, MENTAL HEALTH, PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS, UPCOMING POSTS

Why There is No Such Thing as “Addiction” - A Fabrication that Diverts Healthcare Resources to the Criminal Treatment Scams Driving Lethal Public Health Epidemics by Clark Miller October 3, 2018 Truism = a statement that is so obvious or said so often that its... Read More

In Science: Another Medical Fix not Supported by Evidence – Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) and Medications to Stop Smoking ADDICTION TREATMENT, CHRONIC PAIN, DISEASE MODEL, EVIDENCE-BASED TREATMENT, MANAGED CARE, OPIOID CRISIS, PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS, SCIENCE, SUBSTANCE USE, TOBACCO, UPCOMING POSTS

Another Medical Fix not Supported by Evidence – Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) and Medications to Stop Tobacco Use by Clark Miller September 20, 2018 Business- and Medical-model industries controlling public healthcare funds send patients wanting to stop smoking to medical visits for prescription medications and... Read More

Lethal Smoke Screen: Marijuana, Tobacco, Chronic Pain, and the Opioid Crisis EVIDENCE-BASED TREATMENT, MANAGED CARE, OPIOID CRISIS, SUBSTANCE USE, TOBACCO, UPCOMING POSTS

Response to the national opioid crisis gets it backwards. Marijuana use, generally disallowed for patients with chronic pain and/or prescription opioid use by healthcare providers, is supported by research as providing benefit in managing chronic pain and reducing dependence on opioid medications; in contrast tobacco…

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