Tag Archives: addiction

Want Not Pot Not:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; I’ve been following your ongoing dialog about marijuana, and I have to say that when you look at kids who smoke it for non-medicinal reasons and just goof around, and you see pot as The New … Continue reading

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Marijuana is not bubble gum:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; I’m all for medical marijuana and the regulation rather than criminal suppression of pot. I think that I would probably rather see kids smoke pot occasionally than see them get involved with the other recreational substance … Continue reading

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Alcoholism is not a disease:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; My dad is an alcoholic, sober for 23 years now. His sister was also an alcoholic, still drinking; I realize that it is something that runs in the family. I can’t say that I have a … Continue reading

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Medicating and manipulating the whole population:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; I have been ambivalent about the recent moves to legalize pot by my state government. However, a recent article I read has alarmed me. It mentioned that new studies indicate that even occasional marijuana smoking appears … Continue reading

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Pharmaceutical grade marijuana:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché I am a guidance counselor for an inner city high school and the amount of marijuana use in the students here has completely skyrocketed. Not only that but the amounts and quality have completely changed. We … Continue reading

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Forgive but don’t forget:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; My friend developed a serious a drug problem after college. We all knew that something very bad happened in her life, but none of us really understands what it was because she withdrew after the crisis. … Continue reading

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The first step

Dear Dr. Brilliant cliché,  Here’s a problem I have with the twelve step program, and I’d like your opinion. Why must I declare powerlessness? I am an alcoholic. I have been trying my whole life not to be powerless toward … Continue reading

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