Feb 4, 2014

KQED Forum: "Battling Drug Addiction"

This morning, the topic on KQED’s Forum was drug addiction, relapse, and the most effective methods of treatment, rehabilitation and prevention, including the role of the criminal justice system. Guests included:

Vitka Eisen, CEO of HealthRIGHT 360, a Bay Area-based group of health programs including Walden House and Haight Ashbury Free Clinics

Keith Humphreys, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Stanford School of Medicine and former senior policy adviser at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy

David Sheff, journalist and author of "Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America's Greatest Tragedy" and the memoir "Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction"

Click here to listen to the program.

Additional resources: 
"What Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Tragic Death Teaches Us About Addiction" (KQED blog post)
"Spike In Heroin Use Can Be Traced To Prescription Pads" (KQED News)

1 comment:

Charles Johnston Ibogaine said...

It's really time we start treating addiction like a disease and not a crime. Locking people up isn't changing anything.

That being said something does need to be done. People out there need help. They want help and they don't know where to find it.