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