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The Rehab Industry Needs to Clean Up Its Act. Here’s How.

No one argues that the American addiction treatment system is anywhere near optimal—even its cheerleaders recognize that...

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Why the “Disease Model” Fails to Convince Americans That Addiction Is a Health Issue

These days, everyone from Obama’s “drug czar” Michael Botticelli to former Republican presidential candidate Chris Chris...

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Unbroken Brain: My “It’s Complicated” Relationship With Alcoholics Anonymous

April 26th, 2016 In 1935, when Bill Wilson and Robert “Dr. Bob” Smith created AA, both were members of a then-popular Ch...

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Do We Need “Trigger Warnings” for Depictions of Drug Use?

June 1st, 2016 Atop many of my articles and columns, you will see images of needles—many, many images of needles, either...

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The Rules Around Opioid Maintenance Would Be Seen as Unconscionable in Any Other Branch of Medicine

July 27th, 2016 Imagine there were a class of medications that could cut your risk of dying from one of the most deadly ...

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A Truly Awful New York Times Article Shows How Addicted People Are Still Seen as Unworthy of Life

July 28th, 2016 Yesterday, The New York Times ran an article alternately headlined “Antidote to Heroin May Encoura...

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Why Disappointment Is Crushing: Dopamine, Addiction and the “Hedonic Treadmill”

Disappointment is one of my least favorite emotions, and I know I’m not alone in my hatred of it. Among people with addi...

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