Rethinking Addiction

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For most of the last 75 years, the treatment of addiction in the U.S. has mainly been a trip to a church basement or community center, praying to God, and sharing stories with others who have the same addiction. In other words - the 12-step program. It’s pretty much the only available option for most alcoholics and addicts... but the scientific evidence proving the effectiveness of 12-step programs is confusing at best.

Credits

Guest:
Maia Szalavitz - neuroscience journalist - @maiasz

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott