Magazine March 6, 2017, Issue

Treating Opioid Addiction

(Roman Genn)
Never before have so many tools been available

In Dandridge, Tenn., 16 women sat in a jailhouse cinderblock classroom. Clad in black-and-white striped uniforms reminiscent of those worn by 1950s chain gangs, the women were about to hear a presentation that was anything but old-fashioned.

“We’re happy to see you,” Sherrie Montgomery, the director of the Jefferson County Health Department, told the women, according to the Tennessean’s Anita Wadhwani. “We want you to relax, and we want you to listen,” Montgomery continued. She then showed the women, some of whom had been arrested on drug-related charges, Born Hurting, a video on the effects of a mother’s opioid addiction on

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Sally Satel, M.D., is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a visiting professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University’s Irving Medical Center.

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