Tagged: opioids

Rational addiction and Naloxone - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Mar 12, 2018

Suppose for a moment that addicts are rational and that we’re really in a Becker-Murphy world. What happens in that world if a new technology makes it safer to consume an addictive product? If you’re overdosing on opioids, Naloxone can save your life. The easier is access to Naloxone, the less likely addicts are to die if they have an … Read More

Not everyone who takes painkillers for fun is an addict; some have just found a different way to cope - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 20, 2016

By Stephen Tomsen, Western Sydney University and Kev Dertadian, UNSW Australia The misuse or abuse of pharmaceutical pain medications – usually opioids – has received increasing media attention recently. The focus of such news items has largely been on people who transition from oral use of medication to injecting drug use and addiction. Health … Read More