Book Discussion on Romancing Opiates

Theodore Dalrymple talked about his book, Romancing Opiates: Pharmacological Lies and the Addiction Bureaucracy, published by Enounter… read more

Theodore Dalrymple talked about his book, Romancing Opiates: Pharmacological Lies and the Addiction Bureaucracy, published by Enounter Books. He discussed what he believes are the myths and realities surrounding modern drug use. As a psychiatrist specializing in drug overdoses, and as a prison doctor, he described clinical evidence that shows opiate addiction is not a disease, arguing that withdrawal from opiates is not a serious medical condition but a trivial experience. He said that criminality causes addiction more often than addiction causes criminality. After his presentation he answered audience members' questions.

Anthony Daniels, a retired doctor and psychiatrist who practiced in a British inner-city hospital and prison, uses the pen name Theodore Dalrymple in most of his written works. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on Romancing Opiates

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New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Jun 18, 2006
Last Aired:
Jul 23, 2006

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  • Jun 18, 2006 | 8:02am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 25, 2006 | 1:29am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 25, 2006 | 12:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 23, 2006 | 3:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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