June 4th, 2006

Opiates not so Addictive?

I've just read an article claiming opiates (including Heroin) are not as addictive as popular representations (from De Quincey's charming book to modern movies) would have us think. I was surprised at the extent of the misrepresentation, if this article is to be believed. I remember arnulf making similar claims, and I was incredulous then, too. Now, with this added perspective, I am beginning to think I had been duped about dope.

What do you think?

No, I'm not going to try opiates because of this discovery. I take an interest because disinformation about drugs annoys me; it began ten years ago, when I found out the truth about marijuana and the gap between that truth and what it's made out to be by the authorities.