The Silences of Our Work, Part II: Trauma

Editor’s Note: Today, Points brings you the second in a series of posts on silencing and substance use by Heather Sophia Lee, PhD, LCSW, an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at Rutgers’ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. You can read the first installment here. I chose to focus my time as aContinue reading “The Silences of Our Work, Part II: Trauma”

Teaching Points– Ghettos and Prisons: Dynamics of Privilege, Stigma and Segregation in Society

Editor’s Note: Continuing our back-to-school series, we today invite you to consider the innovative teaching associated with the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program. “Ghettos and Prisons” is a class created by Paul Draus, Associate Professor of Sociology and Health Policy Studies in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, who for many yearsContinue reading “Teaching Points– Ghettos and Prisons: Dynamics of Privilege, Stigma and Segregation in Society”

Addiction, History and Historians: Ron Roizen’s Response to Courtwright’s Reply

Editor’s Note:  Let’s face it–there was an awful lot to chew on in the recent roundtable on David Courtwright’s essay.  A private exchange between Ron Roizen and David Courtwright has led, with David’s encouragement, to Ron organizing his thoughts as a follow up to David’s reply to our series of commenters. In a series ofContinue reading “Addiction, History and Historians: Ron Roizen’s Response to Courtwright’s Reply”

Stigma on Alcoholism: A Modest Proposal

It seems to me — and, incidentally, it has seemed to me for a long time — that a key shortcoming in much of the prevailing research and thought surrounding the subject of the stigma on alcoholism stems from a failure to distinguish clearly between the moral and social definition placed upon, on the one hand, theContinue reading “Stigma on Alcoholism: A Modest Proposal”

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