Dr. Cali Estes - The Addictions Academy ®

Can Heroin Be Used Responsibly?

So from the title of my blog today, some of you, if not all of you, may think I’ve lost my mind!

But what if I told you that there is a nationally acclaimed Columbia professor who has spent over 30 years researching illegal drugs and the effects they have on our bodies. What if I also told you that this very same professor has been micro-dosing heroin for an extended period of time and has successfully remained a productive and highly successful college professor while using heroin.

heroin harm reductionI would like you to meet renowned Columbia professor, Carl Hart. Professor Hart has quite a few books on the bestseller list, including his latest book about using heroin responsibly and doing so in a safe and productive manner. Yes, I said using heroin in a safe and productive manner!

OK so let’s start from the beginning. Professor Hart started off over 30 years ago to prove that drugs are bad. This would make sense since the professor is specialized in neuroscience. But after his studies, his opinion went from the fact that drugs are bad to the fact that drugs are fine for him personally and that he wished they were available to us all in a legal sense.

The professor has used alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, and heroin and he claims that all of these illegal drugs, especially heroin, are just as important in his everyday life as sex, eating, and other enjoyable hobbies. His latest book titled “Drugs for Grown-Ups” talks about being able to use illegal drugs, especially heroin, and a safe and productive manner. This would also be known as micro-dosing or Harm Reduction.

We offer this class. You can learn to become a Certified Harm Reduction expert. You can assist others in being able to reduce harm or lessen their issues with drugs and alcohol.

Harm reduction (or harm minimization) is a scope of general public health policies intended to lessen the unsafe results connected with different human practices, both lawful and illicit. Harm reduction strategies are utilized to oversee practices, for example, recreational drug use and sexual activities in various settings that range from services through to geographical districts. This class will include discussion and education on clean needle programs and safe injection sites, Medically Assisted treatments and Opioid Use Disorder protocols (MAT) like Suboxone, Methadone and Vivitrol. Included in this class is also discussion and education on Cannabis and medical Marijuana, controlled drinking, porn/sex reduction (prostitution/HIV/sex workers), food and sugar addiction, gambling and gaming and more.

More on the class HERE



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