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Sally Satel, M.D.
How Political Correctness is Corrupting Medicine
About the Author
Medicine and Psychiatry
Tobacco Harm Reduction
Testimony and Related Commentary
Fighting the opioid epidemic: A Q&A with Sally Satel
Discussing the opioid epidemic: Satel on C-SPAN’s ‘Washington Journal’
Saving Lives Is the First Imperative in the Opioid Epidemic
How to Treat an Opioid Epidemic
Shortcuts to Addiction
What the Surgeon General Gets Wrong About Addiction
The Addiction Doctor Isn’t in
If Addiction is not Best Conceptualized a Brain Disease, then What Kind of Disease is it?
What to do about heroin addicts who keep OD’ing
Getting Meds: Why does government make it so hard?
Is addiction a brain disease?
What Smart Folk Snort Coke
When Harm Reduction Harms Heroin Addicts
What Government Researchers Get Wrong About Addiction
Can Shame Be Useful?
What Drug Czar Botticelli Got Wrong On ’60 Minutes’
Should Drug Addicts Be Forced Into Treatment? Compelled Drug Addiction Treatment Works Because of Retention
In fight against opioid crisis, civil commitment can save lives
Why Public Health Advocates Care More About Heroin Addicts Than Smokers
Why Heroin Use Is Surging Among Women–And What To Do About It
Kicking the Habit: If addiction is a brain disease, addicts are mad, sick and defective. If it’s a failure of will, users are bad, immoral and weak.
The War on Drugs: Featuring Gov. Gary Johnson and Dr. Kevin Sabet, Moderated by Dr. Sally Satel
Addiction and the brain-disease fallacy
Happy Birthday, Methadone!
Breaking the Bond of Heroin and Painkillers
We’re Not Powerless Against Oreos
The Science of Choice in Addiction
Amy Winehouse’s Killers
Addiction and Freedom
Addiction Doesn’t Discriminate? Wrong
In Praise of Stigma
Addiction isn’t a brain disease, Congress.
Guns and Needles
The Human Factor
Is Caffeine Addictive?—A Review of the Literature
For Addicts, Firm Hand Can Be the Best Medicine
Think Before You Drink: Talking under the influence? They’re still your words.
A Pill to Treat Your Addiction? Don’t Bet the Rent
Much Ado About Meth?
A Whiff of ‘Reefer Madness’ in U.S. Drug Policy
Doctors Behind Bars: Treating Pain Is Now Risky Business
OxyContin half-truths can cause suffering
Is Drug Addiction a Brain Disease?
Fast food ‘addiction’ feeds only lawyers
The Sorry CSAP Flap: It’s Worse Than It Looks
Keeping OxyContin Out of the Wrong Hands
Drugs: A Decision, Not a Disease
Learning to Say ‘I’ve Had Enough,’
A Battle Plan for the Drug War