Recovering From Addiction Despite Government Making It Worse

Recovering From Addiction Despite Government Making It Worse by Jeff Berwick – The Dollar Vigilante

TDC Note – December 6, 2018, assuming I make it that far, will mark my 16th rebirth day. The state forces people to attend “counseling sessions” (because it is another source of revenue) but primarily I was able to find God, get clean and sober and have a somewhat normal life. Government can not help the addict, that’s Gods job, and we – that’s you and me – are to help them find the right situation that allows God to enter their life. Everything else is a waste of time and funds.


Most of society’s biggest problems are caused by government.

Anyone who has experienced addiction, the prison industrial system or even rehab quickly realizes that the establishment is set up not to heal or free you but to keep you sick and dependant, unable to survive without their drugs.

Jason Perz was prescribed heavy pain killers after sustaining a number of injuries from professional BMX riding. The opiates he was given would unknowingly become his gateway into heroin addiction.

In episode 438 of Anarchast, we cover how the pharmaceutical industry plays a role in addiction and the black market, the CIA and drug production, decriminalization, and the lack of freedom.

We also discuss cannabis vs addiction, the nature of addiction, the path to recovery, and why it’s important to help others.

By any measure, the US war on drugs is a terrible joke.

A patchwork of laws and policies sold as being tough on addicts and drug dealers have filled their prisons to overflowing, permanently branding millions of peaceful people as criminals, all the while supplying drugs to the ones they are punishing, thus preventing any real healing from taking place.

Being in and out of jail cells and institutions proved to exacerbate Jason’s addiction issues without offering proper treatment for the dependence that was actually triggered by his doctors.

Most of the pharmaceutical market is a hustle on the people and perpetuates a vicious cycle of sickness. The ones who profit most are Big Pharma and those in government.

However, decriminalizing drugs and providing access to addiction treatment could turn around the lives of millions of suffering people, most of whom pose no harm to anyone but themselves.

In 2001, the Portuguese government decriminalized all drugs. These charts from Transform Drug Policy Foundation show the rapid decline of drug use just a few years later.

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Jeff Berwick

Anarcho-Capitalist. Libertarian. Freedom fighter against mankind’s two biggest enemies, the State and the Central Banks. Jeff Berwick is the founder of The Dollar Vigilante, CEO of TDV Media & Services and host of the popular video podcast, Anarchast. Jeff is a prominent speaker at many of the world’s freedom, investment and gold conferences including his own, Anarchapulco, as well as regularly in the media including CNBC, CNN and Fox Business.