Carfentanil: The Military’s Secret Chemical Agent
Carfentanil, a dangerous adulterant covertly added to batches of illegal street heroin, was examined in the previous issue of Counselor (Furek, 2017). Carfentanil “is a synthetic opioid that is ten thousand times stronger than morphine and one hundred times more potent than fentanyl, another deadly synthetic opioid” (MacQuarrie, 2016).
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Ethics: Be Visionary, Visible, and Vocal
Plato, perhaps the most famous of ancient philosophers, laid the groundwork for our modern social mores. He believed that ethics were the pillars of good human behavior.
Before the 1980s, family members interacting with addiction professionals were more likely to be viewed as contributors to addiction or hostile interlopers in the treatment process than people in need of recovery support services. That began to change when a vanguard of advocates challenged such attitudes and focused attention on the effects of addiction on families and the family recovery process.... To read the entire article, please subscribe to Counselor Magazine
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