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Battling Drug Addiction


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Philip Seymour Hoffman
ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
Philip Seymour Hoffman

The tragic news of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's death by apparent heroin overdose, after more than two decades of sobriety, calls attention to the immense challenges faced by those dealing with addiction. We discuss drug addiction, relapse and the most effective methods of treatment, rehabilitation and prevention.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • David Sheff, journalist and author of "Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America's Greatest Tragedy" and the memoir "Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction"
  • Keith Humphreys, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Stanford School of Medicine and former senior policy adviser at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
  • Vitka Eisen, CEO of Health Right 360, a Bay Area-based group of health programs including Walden House and Haight Ashbury Free Clinics

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