Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Drug Wars and their Impediments to a Good Life

In the US, the Dug War has been a failure for a very long time.  It is a newer failure here in Mexico.  The death toll since the beginning of the Mexican Drug War has far surpassed the deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan combined.

Many people in el DF have begun to grow their own marijuana, so as to not contribute to the bloodshed.  This is commendable.  As well, the government decriminalized possession of small quantities of all drugs in 2008.

In my practice, I sometimes prescribe the use of "drugs" such as alcohol, marijuana, LSD, MDMA (ecstasy), and mushrooms, because I know that they can be beneficial to my patients.  Still, the laws and the stigma associated with "taking drugs" prevents some patients from receiving help with their situation.  Many will jump to taking antidepressants, but will scoff at marijuana.

This is due, in large part, to the way of the West where some drugs are sanctioned and others demonized.  When considering whether a drug is accepted into the Western cannon, ask, "Who benefits?"  You will quickly come to the realization that Mammon is the god of greed and of the US.  Sadly, it has been this way from the inception of America.  The pharmaceutical companies are not looking out for the well-being of the patient, but at the profit to be made from said patients.  The difference between the pharmaceutical companies and the narcos is merely a legalistic distinction.  

I don't really want to get into politics, but many states in the US have now legalized or decriminalized marijuana for medicinal uses.  Hopefully, Mexico will continue on this track.  It's really the only way out of the bloodshed inherent in such a profitable business.

In the meantime, I will make sure that my patients receive the treatment that they need and deserve.

SAT NAM ~Antonio

www.antonioprimavera.com
primavera@post.harvard.edu        

Blogger and the NWO

This site has to be the worst I have ever used.  Why do I have to search for an hour to find how to make a new post?  Probably, this is because I do not have fxxbook or an xPhone.  What is this world coming to?  

Friday, June 17, 2011

People Far Away

Since starting this blog, and this website: www.antonioprimavera.com, a number of people needing help have contacted me. When I have been able, I have referred them to a therapist in their area. But, I don't always have contacts in other areas. I was speaking with my supervisor about this, and she suggested that I treat these people on the phone or through SKYPE. "Some help is better than none," she said. And, thinking about this, I suppose she is right. 


I would like to know what others think of this. Supposedly, this is the future. This is even a topic at the coming Psychoanalytic Congress. However, I am still unsure about this method of conducting therapy. Please let me know what you think.


Take care,
Antonio

www.antonioprimavera.com
primavera@post.harvard.edu

Monday, May 30, 2011

This Heat


It is HOT out there! El DF is typically so moderate that many of us have been caught off-guard/ taken aback by this prolonged heat wave. Relatively speaking, it isn't all that hot. 85 (29) is certainly better than 105 (40). Still, many people are feeling rather miserable.

Well, I can do nothing about the heat. But, I am here to help if you have anything else on your mind. Send me a message.

www.antonioprimavera.com

primavera@post.harvard.edu

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

47th International Psychoanalytical Association Congress in Mexico City


"The Mexico Congress will be an international celebration of the 100th anniversary of the IPA, the culmination of the local and regional celebrations of 2010. The Congress will be an opportunity to commemorate one hundred years of achievements and to dedicate ourselves to the advancement of psychoanalysis for its next 100 years.” Professor Charles Hanly, IPA President.

Congress Site:
http://www.12345678.co.uk/congress/

Ticket prices:
http://www.12345678.co.uk/congress/?page_id=31

Online registration:
http://www.12345678.co.uk/congress/?page_id=902

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Siga el Congreso en ESPAÑOL:
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La Asociación Psicoanalítica Internacional (API) tendrá su 47 Congreso Internacional en el World Trade Center de la Ciudad de México. El Congreso coincide con la celebración del Centenario de la International Psychoanalytical Association.

Explorando Conceptos Clave: Sexualidad, Sueños y lo Inconsciente.

¿Cómo me mantengo informado de este evento? Símplemente dale click a <asistiré>, así de fácil.

Sitio Oficial del Congreso:
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Tarifas e inscripción online:
http://www.12345678.co.uk/congress/?page_id=797&lang=es

Descargue el libro: "100 años de la IPA":
http://spm.org.mx/index.php?mod=news_l&id=56

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Afiches en distintos idiomas para promover el congreso:
http://www.ipa.org.uk/Public/Page.php?ID=5797&language=spa

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Expatriate Therapy/ Counseling

I realize that relocating to and living in a foreign country can be a challenge. I know, because I have done it myself a couple of times. Rest assured that there are answers and there is assistance. I am here for you, and I am listening. Please let me know your concerns, your difficulties, your hopes and your dreams. I am just a phone call or e-mail away. I also have evening hours for those who need.

My e-mail: primavera@post.harvard.edu

My website: www.antonioprimavera.com

Thursday, March 31, 2011

New Hours

Since launching this blog and website, I have gotten many responses from working people who need later hours than are typically offered in this field. So, I've taken this into consideration, and I will now be offering later hours to better serve those who need psychological counseling in either Spanish or English. With these new hours, I will hopefully be able to provide therapy to more English-speaking expatriates in Mexico, as well as English or Spanish-speaking Mexicans.

If anyone would like to comment or give advice, I am open and listening. Thanks!

Please visit my site:  http://www.antonioprimavera.com/
or e-mail me: primavera@post.harvard.edu