Tag: vietnam

  • Addiction treatment in Vietnam – Beatings and forced labor

    You’ll never think of Cashews in the same way after reading the first few pages of this recent report by the Human Rights Watch group┬áthat looked into the abuses in Vietnamese “drug treatment” centers. The detainees in these facilities, whether they checked themselves in voluntarily or were committed after being arrested for using or possessing […]

  • Why the addiction-brain connection has to be part of the addiction treatment picture

    Dr. Dodes recent article, apparently trying to blow up the myth of addiction as a neurophysiological disorder, sounded persuasive, although its underpinning was oversimplified and it’s understanding of the brain-science involved in addiction, and other associated mental health disorders, was lacking. Hopefully, by presenting a more complete picture of the evidence for a brain-aspect to […]