Alcohol Cravings, Drug Epidemic in U.S.A.
Not feeling too well this morning but gradually improving. Too many family visitors to our house, too much commotion, too much in the newspapers and the TV news.
I just want to say two things, none of which relate to politics or current affairs. I continue to be very pleased indeed that I have no craving for alcohol, don’t really think about it. My sons and wife, who are in no way alcoholics or addicted (perhaps having lived through my earlier days) drink a glass or two of wine to settle down or to get to sleep at night. They often leave the corked wine bottle open in the pantry. I look at it and there seem to be no messages from my AV. I always watch my AV, particularly for an ambush from behind me.
The second thing is the heroin and fentanyl epidemic, particularly in upper New England. Truckoads of the stuff which I hear is now coming largely from Venezuela.
In no way should users be arrested and put in jail merely for “possession”. Drug dealers are quite another matter. Addiction should be treated for what what it is, a health problem. Those who are addicted often are drug dealers. They are criminals with a drug problem. They can be treated medically in jail, form recovery groups, perhaps isolated from those who persist in using. I claim no expertise on that and only state that alcoholism, drug addiction, is a health problem and should be treated as such.
Any comments? Non political please. Thanks.