Sigmund Freud’s Cocaine Problem

Dr. Howard MarkelEditor’s note: Nearly 130 years ago, cocaine was the world’s newest wonder drug – touted as a cure for everything from morphine addiction to tuberculosis. And its biggest supporter was Sigmund Freud.  Whenever Big Pharma unfurls its latest “blockbuster” drug, I am carried back to the era when the biggest wonder drug on the…

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“Life in Recovery”: Report on Faces & Voices of Recovery Survey Findings

Prepared by Alexandre Laudet, Ph.D. for Faces & Voics of Recoverywww.facesandvoicesofrecovery.org  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY“Recovery” from addiction to alcohol and other drugs is a human experience as old as the human race itself. However, it was not until the past decade that federal agencies, policy makers, service providers, and clinicians have begun considering recovery as a desirable outcome…

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