Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America

Category: Industries
Author: Beth Macy
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by DanBC   2018-12-30
We know that people with an opioid addiction need a medically assisted treatment programme for any real chance of sucess.

The evidence base for 12 step programmes isn't great.

Unfortunately the US has a load of wilderness-retreat style camps using some half-assed version of a 12 step program. They're very good at getting people's money and attention, but pretty poor at sucessful treatment.

Beth Macey has a good book about the Opioid Crisis and some of it is alarming.