|Dr. Drew thinks framing people for drugs and getting them arrested is a good treatment for addiction.|
Television personality and “addiction specliaist” Dr. Drew Pinsky recently prescribed framing people for drugs and getting them arrested as an acceptable treatment for addiction.
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This incredibly irresponsible advice is not only unethical, it’s also illegal.
The Association for Addiction Professionals’ code of ethics states: “I shall refrain from using any methods that could be considered coercive such as threats, negative labeling, and attempts to provoke shame or humiliation.”
As a so-called “addiction specialist,” you should know that addiction is a serious health problem, and it should be dealt with like any other disease: with compassion rather than coercion. Instead, your comment perpetuates the punitive, knee-jerk response to addiction that has only succeeded in filling our prisons.
Dr. Drew, please apologize for your irresponsible remarks.