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Musings of a clinical psychologist on topics related to addiction and mental health
Jonathan N. Stea Ph.D., R. Psych
Rather than a single substance, it is best to conceptualize cannabis as a chemical soup with over 500 ingredients that can be served in countless different ways.
Imagine if a clinical psychologist greeted people with shame and hastily judged them from a perspective of self-righteousness as morally inferior.
Richard Feynman has been quoted as stating: If you think you understand quantum mechanics, then you don’t. It is perhaps not a quantum leap to make the same claim about cannabis.
Casting stones at Jordan Peterson for seeking benzodiazepine treatment is stigmatizing self-righteousness.
Forcing overdose patients into treatment centers is neither evidence-based nor sensible.
Jonathan N. Stea, Ph.D., R. Psych, is a registered and practicing clinical psychologist in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary.