I almost died of a misinformation overdose watching President Obama and rapper Macklemore talk about addiction yesterday. Luckily though, I had some Narcan-for-myths handy: the knowledge I gained from studying drugs and addiction for over a decade now. President Obama’s Weekly Address was filled with misinformation. I counted 21 false statements in all. In fact the myths only […]
People go to a lot of trouble to get insurance companies to cover expensive addiction treatments for their loved ones – and so do the doctors and other staff offering treatment. A recent article on nj.com covered this phenomenon well, and in fact they might’ve covered it too well for their purposes. The headline reads: […]
A reader recently commented: I question the validity of your statistic that 3/4 of people with substance abuse problems achieved sobriety without any treatment I know it doesn’t fit with common wisdom, but I stand behind this basic statement that I’ve made all over this website: “at any given time, 75% of addicts have recovered […]
Harvard’s Gene Heyman presents his views on addiction in this quick video.
Lindsay Lohan is very likely to quit any substance use problem she may have, if she can successfully escape the court system first.
There’s a great interview with Gene Heyman, the author of Addiction: A Disorder of Choice available on NPR follow this link to listen to it, and learn about Heyman’s extremely important work: http://www.onpointradio.org/2009/08/is-addiction-a-matter-of-choice Another guest on the show, Hazelden’s Marvin Seppala, went on and on about research done on rats, a practice which I found […]