DPA Telephone Town Hall: Dr. Stanton Peele On Reconsidering Addiction and Addiction Treatment

In the third installment of a series of discussions presented by the Drug Policy Alliance, Dr. Stanton Peele, author and pioneer in the study of addiction, discusses the differences between problematic drug use and addiction, realistic treatment options, and the relationship between addiction, stigma and drug policy reform. Dr. Peele takes questions from colleagues in the treatment field, advocates inspired by his writing, and grieving parents who had lost children to overdose. As represented by this conversation, there is no one experience of or answer to addiction, but as Dr. Peele said, we can unify around one message: we cannot have a drug policy reform conversation without first addressing underlying assumptions about drugs and addiction.

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