Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Radiolab - "The Fix" (audio)

Radiolab is one of the podcasts I have queued to listen to on the commute or when it is convenient. This episode is particularly catching as it discusses some hopeful advances on the addiction front.

"This episode we take a sober look at the throbbing, aching, craving desire states that return people (again and again) to the object of their addiction … and the pills that just might set them free. 
Reporter Amy O’Leary was fed up with her ex-boyfriend’s hard-drinking, when she discovered a French doctor’s memoir titled The End of My Addiction. The fix that he proposed seemed too good to be true. But her phone call with the doctor left her, and us, even more intrigued. Could this malady – so often seen as moral and spiritual - really be beaten back with a pill? 
We talk to addiction researcher Dr. Anna Rose Childress, addiction psychologist Dr. Mark Willenbring, journalist Gabrielle Glaser, The National Institute of Health’s Dr. Nora Volkow, and scores of people dealing with substance abuse as we try to figure out whether we're in the midst of a sea change in how we think about addiction."

  via Radiolab - (Photo Credit: Jonathan Cohen/Flickr)
via Radiolab - (Photo Credit: Jonathan Cohen/Flickr)

You can find additional reference link on the Radiolab webpage for this episode here

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