TEDx Talk: Addiction: Facts and Comforting Fictions

Annual Meeting of the National Council on Behavior and Health, Nashville TN, March 25, 2019

We hear that “addiction doesn’t discriminate.” But it does. Instead of narrowing our thinking about addiction, Dr. Sally Satel seeks to widen it. She highlights comforting fictions, the rationales behind them, what role they play in public discourse and their unintended consequences at NatCon19, the largest conference in behavioral health care, held March 25-27, 2019.