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

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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The Importance of NATO To the paragraph about President Trump’s getting NATO mostly wrong (the Week, February 6), I would add the following: Yes, Article 5 has been invoked by NATO ...
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‐ Honestly, we do kind of wonder whether he told Flynn, “You’re fired!” ‐ National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was ousted. He had told Vice President Mike Pence that he hadn’t ...
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IMAGE Between the sunset and the window shade, The maple leaves were quaking in the wind. I saw the shaken shadows that they made As if in fear — as if they were afraid That ...

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