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The Tragic Death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman Is Very Sad

The tragic death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman has once again brought drugs back into public consciousness. His death is very sad. I don’t know anything about his actual life, and neither do you. Let us face the truth about drug addiction. Read More

Thank you for your thoughtful piece

As a person who stopped abusing prescription drugs and gambling compulsively over 9 years ago, I appreciate your perspective on addiction recovery. I can attest to how painful it is to learn to deal with emotional pain without resorting to one's preferred addictions.

I also wanted to tell you that I loved your post about your "fabulous Eddie." He sounds like a great cat from whom we could all learn. I hope that your family and he share many more healthy years together before you have to say goodbye to your furry friend.

Thanks again for sharing your perspective on overcoming addictions.

Thank you for your kind note;

Thank you for your kind note; I can only wish my field were as clear as you are.
Best wishes,
Dr. B

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Robert Berezin, M.D., is the author of Psychotherapy of Character. He taught psychiatry at Cambridge Hospital, Harvard Medical School for thirty years.

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