We’re highlighting our first podcast series for new listeners! This episode was originally published on Apr 18, 2022.

In this episode I’m joined by Dr. Swanson and John Firestone. Dr. Swanson shares his personal experience and how it inspired him to pursue addiction medicine. You will learn the medical definition of addiction, how it’s treated from a medical perspective, and how it impacts the brain. Learn why anyone can be dependent on a drug, but not all will become addicted. Find out why only certain people have the type of brain that leads to addiction. We will also discuss psychological addiction, why as a society we don’t like pain, and why so many drugs were prescribed by doctors even though they were addicting.