Here’s an outstanding piece of journalism from the NYT. The world of politicians and spies is getting very blurred indeed. We’ll probably soon need multiple sources of evidence to believe the reported news. But the NYT sets a high standard here by citing evidence.
This article published in BC, Canada, was brought to my attention by a good friend who’s a voluntary counsellor and a former addict. The context of the article is in British Columbia. The prevailing assumption is that the public are moving from viewing addiction as a moral problem to a sickness since the escalation of the opioid crisis. To me, not a subject expert, this Canadian view seems softer than in the US, where opinions are perhaps more divided. I’m conservative on social issues and still think there’s an important moral case to be addressed on drug addiction. It’s a slippery slope when society tries to blur right and wrong. But technically, drug addiction is also a sickness, within normal definitions.