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Ainda sobre o Hoffman

Este artigo chegou-me pelas mãos de uma amiga que não suporta o Russell Brand (pfff!), mas que, ainda assim, achou esta posição muito pertinente. Toca na ferida, de uma forma tão óbvia que nos custa a acreditar que países tão cheios de si, como os EUA, ainda fecham os olhos de uma forma tão inconsciente e preconceituosa à problemática da toxicodependência. Vale a pena ler. Não sei que assunto mal resolvido a minha amiga tem com o Russel Brand, porque este senhor é genial.

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death is a reminder, though, that addiction is indiscriminate. That it is sad, irrational and hard to understand. What it also clearly demonstrates is that we are a culture that does not know how to treat its addicts. Would Hoffman have died if this disease were not so enmeshed in stigma? If we weren’t invited to believe that people who suffer from addiction deserve to suffer? Would he have OD’d if drugs were regulated, controlled and professionally administered? Most importantly, if we insisted as a society that what is required for people who suffer from this condition is an environment of support, tolerance and understanding.