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Opium: The 60s, 70s and  80s. EP 08

Opium: The 60s, 70s and 80s. EP 08

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This week’s experts are “The Age of Addiction” author, Dr. David Courtwright, Former Nixon Drug Chief, Dr. Robert Dupont and Harvard Professor, Dr. Bertha Madras

Methadone was becoming a popular withdrawal treatment even as Timothy Leary was calling for people to “turn on, tune in, drop out.” Nixon declared a “war on drugs” and soldiers’ drug use in Vietnam shined a light on heroin abuse. The National Institute of Drug Abuse was founded in the 70s and the 80s ushered in the D.A.R.E. Program.

This episode is sponsored by Select CBD.

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