Health and Wellness

Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101

Denise Krochta

Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101 – Drugs and Society: Were Problems Attributed to Meth and Crack Cocaine Use (as well as other illicit drugs)Really A Part of Society Well Before These Drugs Came Into The Picture?

On this week’s show Denise and her guest, Dr. Carl Hart, an associate Professor of Psychology at Columbia University and Director of the Residential Studies and Methamphetamine Research Laboratories at the New York State Psychiatric Institute discuss the issue of “what came first?” and other topics related to Science, Addiction, and Society.

Dr. Hart is the author of “High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society.” Listen to stories of his youth and education and how he was able to escape a life of crime and drugs and avoided becoming one of the crack addicts he now studies.

The discussion delves into different perspectives on US drug policies, laws, racism, politics, etc. Lots to think about. Do we really know the science and the facts?