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 uncovered the answers he was looking for after working “almost unnoticed, for several decades.” Hari … Continue reading Most popular posts of 2015 – #7 – “unintentionally comical” – Johann Hari’s Chasing the Scream

“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 uncovered the answers he was looking for after working “almost unnoticed, for several decades.” Hari … Continue reading “unintentionally comical” – Johann Hari’s Chasing the Scream

“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 uncovered the answers he was looking for after working “almost unnoticed, for several decades.” Hari … Continue reading “unintentionally comical” – Johann Hari’s Chasing the Scream

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. That’s why, throughout the course of my 43-hour stay at MGH at the end of … Continue reading He’s a recovering addict. So why did his doctors give him opioids and leave him on his own?

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. On the other end, we have recovery advocates changing the definition of recovery. Before we … Continue reading Substance Use Disorders as a category

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 generally bring up rat park and returning Vietnam vets to advance 2 arguments. That you … Continue reading Most popular posts of 2015 – #2 – We all wish love was enough