Episode 117 — The History of Addiction with Dr.Carl Erik Fisher

February 7th, 2022

How have people living at other times or in other places understood compulsive behavior? How does our modern, western understanding of addiction shape our treatment or mistreatment of addicts.  Carl Erik Fisher, M.D., author of the groundbreaking new book The Urge: Our History of Addiction, addresses these and other questions a fascinating conversation with David and Nate.

Dr. Fisher is an addiction physician and bioethicist. He is an assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University’s Division of Law, Ethics, and Psychiatry. He also maintains a private psychiatry practice focused on addiction.  His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington PostNautilus, Slate, and Scientific American MIND. He also is the host of the Flourishing After Addiction podcast, a deep-dive interview series exploring addiction and recovery. He lives between Brooklyn, New York, and Lisbon, Portugal, with his partner and son.
 
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Carl Erik Fisher is an addiction physician and bioethicist. He is an assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University’s Division of Law, Ethics, and Psychiatry. He also maintains a private psychiatry practice focused on addiction. He is the author of the nonfiction book The Urge: Our History of Addiction, published by Penguin Press in January 2022. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington PostNautilus, Slate, and Scientific American MIND. He also is the host of the Flourishing After Addiction podcast, a deep-dive interview series exploring addiction and recovery. He lives between Brooklyn, New York, and Lisbon, Portugal, with his partner and son.
 
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