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Psychedelics are making a comeback.  Is America ready?  Host Ethan Elkind and guests explore the history and new therapeutic applications of psychedelic drugs.

  

On this edition of Your Call, Dr. Robert Lustig discusses his new book, The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains.

 

 

Sharyn Morrow

Tonight's City Visions is a rebroadcast of our November 2016 show on the nation's opioid crisis.

According to the CDC, three out of four people addicted to heroin started out on a prescription opioid. Host Joseph Pace addresses the perils of opioid use - and abuse - with Dr. Anna Lembke of Stanford University School of Medicine, author of the book Drug Dealer, M.D.

Significantly more people now die of overdoses than car accidents.  How did well-meaning doctors - and well-meaning public policies - help fuel the opioid epidemic?

Producer: Wendy Holcombe

Guest:  Anna Lembke, M.D., Chief of Addiction Medicine and an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine;  Author, Drug Dealer, M.D.

Your Call: Hacking the American Mind

Dec 21, 2017

  

UCSF endocrinologist Robert Lustig is best known for his research into the addictive properties of sugar. In his new book, The Hacking of the American Mind, Lustig widens his scope to look at how the food industry has fostered today’s epidemics of addiction and depression.

City Visions: How doctors fueled the opioid epidemic

Nov 28, 2016

According to the CDC, three out of four people addicted to heroin started out on a prescription opioid.

Rocky and Delilah: Voices from the Navigation Center

Jun 29, 2016
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 When we first heard from Rocky Anderson and Delilah Soto a year ago, they were on the brink of finding housing through the Navigation Center in San Francisco.

A doctor for your video game addiction

Dec 2, 2015
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There’s debate among mental health practitioners about whether to consider compulsive video gaming a "disorder" that requires psychiatric help. But one thing they do agree on is that too much gaming can be detrimental to the wellbeing of young people.

On the April 30th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about abuse of prescription painkillers that’s creating heroin addicts.  According to the CDC, deaths from heroin overdose tripled from 2010 to 2013. We’ll speak with acclaimed journalist Sam Quinones, author of “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic.” He documents how unfettered marketing of painkillers like OxyContin  and the influx of a cheap form of heroin from Mexico hooked middle class America.  What can be done to stop the crisis? It’s Your Call with Matt Martin, and you.

Harm Reduction: A 12-Step Alternative

Apr 2, 2015

  

In the early '90s, Harm Reduction evolved as a new strategy for AIDS prevention. Stopping drug and alcohol abuse was no longer a condition for treatment. Marilyn talks with Dr. Patt Denning who created the revolutionary Harm Reduction Therapy Center in San Francisco. Her book, "Practicing Harm Reduction Psychotherapy," is the bible of this rising movement. Tune in Thursday, April 2nd, 2015, 7pm Pacific. 

Photo by Christopher Connelly

In the last twenty years, the Eastern African islands Zanzibar have become a top destination for tourists. They come for the beautiful beaches, the food, the history and the architecture.  But in the last two decades another economy has developed:  the drug trade.