Nov 28 2016

Prejudice Kills: People Who Need Lifesaving Methadone Continue to Be Degraded and Blocked

November 28th, 2016 “Methadone is a tool of harm reduction, the system that controls methadone is a system of harm production.” – Peter Vanderkloot, methadone patient-advocate “Methadone made me a prisoner,” said Francine, a former patient of mine, who was on and off methadone for 10 years. “That’s ...
Oct 21 2016

Anyone Can Escape Addiction—But Fatalistic Views of Biology or Trauma Persuade People Otherwise

October 21st, 2016 Earlier this year, Maia Szalavitz, my fellow Influence columnist and an old comrade-in-arms, released her masterful book, Unbroken Brain, one that displays skills I only wish I had, and that I try to emulate. In it, she’s kind enough to praise my own Love and Addiction (1975, with...