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Most popular posts of 2015 – #7 – “unintentionally comical” – Johann Hari’s Chasing the Scream

Seth Mnookin reviews Chasing the Scream and finds its review of the science troubling. (Previous post on Hari here.) The first tip-off that Hari might be in over his head comes when he describes how “a small band of dissident scientists” had … Continue reading

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“unintentionally comical” – Johann Hari’s Chasing the Scream

Seth Mnookin reviews Chasing the Scream and finds its review of the science troubling. (Previous post on Hari here.) The first tip-off that Hari might be in over his head comes when he describes how “a small band of dissident scientists” had … Continue reading

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“unintentionally comical” – Johann Hari’s Chasing the Scream

Seth Mnookin reviews Chasing the Scream and finds its review of the science troubling. (Previous post on Hari here.) The first tip-off that Hari might be in over his head comes when he describes how “a small band of dissident scientists” had … Continue reading

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Most popular posts of 2015 – #4 – Hari and the truth

Johann Hari is getting a new wave of attention after a recent TED talk. I’m not surprised he’s getting so much attention. He’s a great story teller with a compelling narrative. However, while is narrative does contain some important truths, … Continue reading

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Hari and the truth

Johann Hari is getting a new wave of attention after a recent TED talk. I’m not surprised he’s getting so much attention. He’s a great story teller with a compelling narrative. However, while is narrative does contain some important truths, … Continue reading

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The opioid crisis as a disease of despair?

The narrative that the opioid and overdose crisis is a product of despair has become very popular. The logic is that people in bad economic conditions are more likely to turn to opioids to cope with their circumstances, and that … Continue reading

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He’s a recovering addict. So why did his doctors give him opioids and leave him on his own?

Seth Mnookin just published a must-read piece for anyone interested in the issue of recovery maintenance over the lifespan of people with a history of addiction. Mnookin is in recovery from opioid addiction and recently required surgery for kidney stones. … Continue reading

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Substance Use Disorders as a category

There’s been a big change in the way professionals and advocates talk and think about drug and alcohol problems over the last several years. On one end, we have professionals changing the classifications and mental models for substance use problems. … Continue reading

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Most popular posts of 2015 – #2 – We all wish love was enough

This article, claiming to have discovered the long suppressed cause of addiction, has been making the rounds and has been recommended by a lot of people. Like a lot of things, it contains some truth but is not the Truth. People … Continue reading

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Why wasn’t my love enough?

This post was a followup to Seth Mnookin’s review of Hari’s book. It highlights one of the harms of misunderstanding addiction as a product of lack of connection, purpose and enriching environments. ================================================= Yesterday, I posted a link to Seth … Continue reading

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