Radical rehab: Colin Brewer tells his own story

…by Colin Brewer… Greetings from London and thanks, everybody, for what are — amazingly for this field — almost entirely positive comments on the ‘language’ analogy that I first suggested in 1989 and that my co-author Emmanuel Streel and I have been writing about since 2003. (Emmanuel is a neuropsychologist but also a psychopharmacologist.) Since […] (Read the rest.)

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The notorious British doctor and his lessons on addiction

Hi everyone. I haven’t been writing on the blog much lately. My book was released in the UK on July 14th, and that meant shooting off articles for various publications and giving talks and interviews. So I went to London two weeks ago. It’s still there, as colourful and overwhelming as ever. Despite Englands’ majority […] (Read the rest.)

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Out of the box

…by Matt Robert… There is a well-known unconscious defense mechanism in psychology—compartmentalization. All humans compartmentalize. It’s one of the ways we make sense of the world, putting things in little boxes, so we can understand and move through the world more effectively. But compartmentalization can cause more harm than good. Especially when it comes to […] (Read the rest.)

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The great debate?

Hi again. It’s me this time. No guests. I want to tell you about the debate I just had with a high priest of the Disease Church. Not the bishop, Nora Volkow. But her second in command, George Koob. Those of us who oppose the disease label have been trying to organize a real debate […] (Read the rest.)

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Response to the heroin epidemic: 5. The argument for decriminalization

…by Gina Murillo (comments by “Gina”)…   So much of what we’re trying to hash out about drug courts here wouldn’t be an issue but for poor drug policy (the War on Drugs — as discussed in the comment section following the last post). The War on Drugs causes far more harm than good. I agree […] (Read the rest.)

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