“..How do you measure the pleasure that you lose when you end an addiction?
To most formerly addicted people the question makes little sense –
– because by the time they quit it’s often been years since the benefits of the drugs in any way outweighed their negative consequences.
However pleasure is an essential part of life:
It’s not for nothing that the pursuit of happiness is highlighted in America’s founding document.
Including measures of pleasure is critical to regulating addictive drugs in fact —
– but only if it’s done right..”
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