How only science and kindness help people with addiction

May 26th, 2014
multiple-addiction.jpgEver since the war on drugs became a political and cultural issues in America, we have seemed to be unclear as to how to deal with the very human reality of dealing with those afflicted by addiction.

Too often “just say no,”  became a mantra, not just about use, but about treatment and politics.

Addiction impacts 1 in 4 American families. Unfortunately, we’ve yet to fully comprehend what addiction is really about, or to develop a kinder and gentler and more scientifically modern way to deal with it.

Dr. Jeffrey Foote stands at the forefront of the effort to change that.  His latest work is Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change.

My conversation with Dr. Jeffrey Foote: