The Wong Way to Treat the Opiod Crisis – op ed – NYT

Here’s a good read in the NYT.

Unfortunately, the article misses an important dimension namely personal wealth. If you have a wealthy family you can buy your favored therepy, including buprenorphine and methadone via expensive clinics. If you aren’t wealthy then perhaps your family will get endebted for you? Otherwise, it’s rehabilitation and ‘cold turkey’.

Clearly, there are arguments for and against ‘medication’ vs. ‘cold turkey’. For most illnesses, the doctor does not say ‘take the pain for a month’ then I’ll prescribe a pain-killer. But the comparison raises the question whether addiction is an illness?

Thoughts?

Opinion – With Farage rattled and MPs flexing their muscles, the real Brexit battle is just beginning – The Guardian/Observer


Here's a fascinating, chaotic and deeply exciting article from the Guardian/Observer.

Source: With Farage rattled and MPs flexing their muscles, the real Brexit battle is just beginning – The Guardian/Observer

If we are to believe the article, the hard Brexit support has collapsed and there’s an enormous and growing pressure favoring a very soft Brexit or just possible no Brexit.

It seems that the left of the Tory party and the right of the Labour are looking increasing deadly for the Brexit cause.

This article marks an important watershed. It signals that Brexit is collapsing.

As a one-nation Tory and passionate Remain campaigner, I hope that the article has the right scent of blood at Westminster. But I’ll be looking for hard-evidence, early political victories in the months ahead.

Thoughts?