Why Now?

You’re gonna hear a lot in the next couple of years about Suboxone/Subutex/Bupremorphine and MAT(medication assisted treatment) in general. You’re gonna hear the abysmal statistics about abstinence-based treatment, how it’s old fashioned and not ‘evidence-based.’ Loudmouth borderlines are gonna talk about how punitive and archaic 12-step programs are. You’re gonna be told by doctors and other ‘experts’ that there is a new way to be sober. A shot. Or a pill. Or a strip.

The one thing I hope you as addicts will stop for a second and ask yourselves — because it will all sound very convincing, it will sound hopeful — is why do all these people give a fuck about drug addicts all of a sudden? Nobody gives a fuck about drug addicts. Why are pharmaceutical companies and doctors and all the propagandists turning their attention to drug addiction? Because now there are millions of us. Desperate. Confused. Wanting a way out. We finally matter now because there are billions and billions of dollars to be made. This is America. Follow the money!

The one thing I hope you as addicts will stop for a second and ask yourselves — because it will all sound very convincing, it will sound hopeful — is why do all these people give a fuck about drug addicts all of a sudden? Click To Tweet

Love and compassion cost nothing. Human kindness is free. Telling the truth is priceless. Sharing ourselves with one another is humanity’s greatest gift. Community. Art. Creativity. Empathy. These are the things I believe in. Get well, help someone else get well. This, in my belief, is the only solution!

Peace ‘n Love.
Bob

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  1. I agree the government, etc doesn’t give af about drug addicts. But I think there’s 2 reasons why they’re deeming it important now. Number 1 like you said, is Money. Big money to be made in medication assisted rehab. Pharmaceutical companies are important lobbiests. The other I believe, is cause people who MATTER are dying. Opiate abuse knows no boundaries. From celebrities to politician’s children. Anyone can have this potentially fatal disease. THAT’S why they suddenly care. Because the children and other family members of people in charge have overdosed and some have died. When it hits THEIR family, it stops being a “CHOICE” of degenerates, and becomes a national tragedy. And since they can’t say only important people deserve real help. They have to include ALL drug addicts.


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