Weekly Infusion

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This multi-part written series of articles is now available in podcast form. Dr. Drew reads “A History of Opium,” which includes additional commentary from recognized experts (available only in this version). A previous Weekly Infusion podcast with Internal Medicine/ Addiction specialists Dr. Drew and Dr. Bruce Heischober welcome a variety of guests and explore topics ranging from everyday health issues, to the latest medical breakthroughs and treatments, to incredible stories of the ER.

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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 callin…
With doctors forbidden from treating the addicts they had created, this population began resorting to unlawful activities to acquire drugs.  WWII interrupted the opium trade, making it easier for the U.S. to crack down on drug trade, but by the end…
Drug historian and author of The Age of Addiction, Dr. David Courtwright, joins us to talk about some of the “addiction cures” that became popular in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  Find out which famous historical figure blamed…

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Oct 20th, 2016
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Apr 15th, 2019
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