Surely you have considered the vast amount of medicines that we use in our society. You may have considered the cost of being a taxpayer or your health insurance cost increases. I bet you’ve even thought about the use of psychiatric drugs in our schools, yes I know it’s a sensitive issue and I suppose diagnosing someone with ADHD, ADD or Bipolarism is a way of getting them on the drugs behavior in the classroom, but is it really ethical? let’s talk, shall we?
Interestingly, as this debate rages on, a new one is emerging about the illicit drug problems, and one PhD seems to think that if teens, especially African-American teens, are going to be using drugs in inner cities anyway, that maybe, you need a little guidance so that they not fry their brains, cause health problems, or die from cardiac arrest, stroke, or something horrible like driving under the influence and having their car crash, potentially killing innocent bystanders.
CSPAN – Harlem Book Fair hosted a televised interview on July 20, 2013 with Morgan State University’s ER Shipp, a Journalist in Residence and Carl Hart PhD and author of “High Price,” who explained to the audience that our illegal drugs consumed by many but only 20% ever have a problem with it, and African American minorities, especially males, are much more likely to come into contact with law enforcement because of racial profiling, which explains why there are more African Americans in our prison population who are misrepresented at an angle .
He explains to the audience that users can take drugs if they take small doses in the right way. I totally disagree with that whole premise and with Carl Hart PhD, but it’s worth debating and it was interesting to get his points across. The book if you want to buy it which I don’t recommend and actually shocked that he was able to find a publisher – the book is titled;
“High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society”, by Carl Hart PhD, HarperCollins Publishing, New York, NY, 2013, 357 pages, electronic version on Kindle ASIN: B009Nf75MY.
For the record I would like to add something to his debate and that is; What are we doing as a society that seems to be pushing our teenage young adults into drug use, experimentation and abuse? Isn’t there a deeper underlying problem at stake? Look, I’m all about rough love and I like drug addict excuses, but maybe we should hear Carl’s side of the coin too. Think about it.
Thanks to Lance Winslow | #Scientific #Conversation #NonPharmaceutical #Drugs #PhD #Book #Review