Category Archives: addiction bureaucracy

Drug addiction is a condition invented by users and doctors

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Withdrawing from heroin is far from the titanic struggle of misery portrayed by the treatment industry, Dalrymple points out. Treatment for drug addiction is, in fact, a waste of time.

Moral weakness par excellence

Close down the drug addiction clinics!

Addicts, writes Dalrymple,

would then have to face the truth, that they are as responsible for their actions as anyone else.

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Addiction to opiates is a pretend illness

Screen Shot 2015-12-16 at 09.00.01And, Dalrymple writes,

treatment of it is pretend rather than real treatment.

How and why

addicts came to lie to doctors, how and why doctors came to return the compliment, and how and why society swallowed the lies,

is explored in Romancing Opiates: Pharmacological Lies and the Addiction Bureaucracy, in which Dalrymple explains that

  • heroin is not highly addictive
  • withdrawal from it is not medically serious
  • addicts do not become criminals to feed their habit
  • addicts do not need any medical assistance to stop taking heroin
  • heroin addiction is a moral or spiritual problem.