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

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

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 Mnookin’s review of Chasing the Scream. Mnookin has been open about his addiction recovery for a … Continue reading Why wasn’t my love enough?