Dislocation Theory of Addiction

The Roots of Addiction in Free Market Society

The City of Vancouver is promoting a major new initiative on drug addiction based on the “four pillars” of treatment, prevention, law enforcement, and harm reduction. This balanced and compassionate initiative warrants public support. Unfortunately, it does not warrant optimism. A century of intense effort has shown that no matter how well different approaches are coordinated, society cannot “prevent,” “treat,” or “harm reduce” its way out of addiction any more than it can “police” its way out of it.

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Addiction: A Hopeful Prophecy From a Time of Despair

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Healing Addiction Through Community: A Much Longer Road Than it Seems?

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Rat Park vs. The NY Times

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New Revision of "The Rise and Fall of the Official View of Addiction"

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Addiction, Environmental Crisis, and Global Capitalism

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speak with David Crowe on
"The Infectious Myth" 

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