Druglink article 2013 – Pills, Thrills and a Bellyache by Beth Burgess

Would a gun to the head make an alcoholic put down the bottle? Maybe. Would surgically removing an addict’s veins prevent them injecting drugs? I guess so. But do either of these things promote a healthy recovery? Absolutely not. Yet methods of cutting alcohol and drug consumption by force and biological manipulation, rather than by volition and personal agency, are on the rise.

Pills, Thrills and a Bellyache (PDF)