NEWS/EVENTS

New York Magazine: The Cut: Is There Such Thing As an Addictive Personality?
https://www.thecut.com/2018/10/are-addictive-personalities-real.html
The Exit Team: Dr. Peter Grinspoon Confronts His Addiction
https://bnntv.org/vod/exit-team/exit-team-dr-peter-grinspoon-confronts-his-addiction
Harvard Health Publishing: Does addiction last a lifetime?
https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/does-addiction-last-a-lifetime-2018100814962
Harvard Health Publishing: Medical Marijuana
https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/medical-marijuana-2018011513085
Harvard Health Publishing: Working through workplace stigma: Coming back after an addiction
https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/workplace-stigma-addiction-2018010513040
Harvard Health Publishing: Treating pain when in recovery from opiate addiction
https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/treating-pain-opioid-addiction-personal-story-2017040711345
Los Angeles Times Op-Ed, "Up to 15% of doctors are drug addicts.  I was one of them"
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-grinspoon-addicted-doctors-20160605-snap-story.html
Tufts Author Series: Dr. Peter Grinspoon: "FREE REFILLS"
People Magazine Article, "What Is Percocet?: An Addiction Expert Explains the Uses and Risks of the Popular Painkiller"
http://www.people.com/article/what-is-percocet-addiction-expert-overdose-risks
People Magazine Article, "What Is Suboxone? Addiction Expert Explains This New Treatment for Opiate Addiction That Might Have Saved Prince"
http://www.people.com/article/what-is-suboxone-opiate-addiction-medication
PrimeMind Article by John Albert, "DOCTORS WHO SELF-MEDICATE
When addiction meets the psychological toll of helping others" on May 10, 2016
http://www.primemind.com/articles/self-medicating-doctors
Review: "Free Refills" by Peter Grinspoon Article in Emissourian on April 6, 2016
http://www.emissourian.com/review-free-refills-by-peter-grinspoon/article_c9b5da02-fbb1-11e5-81f0-6bf57e25dc7d.html
Excerpt from FREE REFILLS on KevinMD.com
"A doctor confronts his addiction"
http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2016/03/a-doctor-confronts-his-addiction.html
WGBH News Interview with Craig LeMoult on March 14, 2016 
"Prescription For Redemption: A Doctor Recovers From Opiate Addiction"
http://news.wgbh.org/2016/03/14/local-news/prescription-redemption-doctor-recovers-opiate-addiction
Radio Boston Interview with Deborah Becker on WBUR on Monday, February 22, 2016 
Massachusetts Doctor Comes Clean On His Drug Use, Returns to Medical Practice.
http://radioboston.wbur.org/2016/02/22/doctor-opioid-addiction
 
"Addicted Physician: The Doctor Who Wrote His Own Scripts." Article in The Fix.
https://www.thefix.com/addicted-physician-vicodin-Peter-Grinspoon-Free-Refills
 
"A Doctor Talks about when Physicians Become Addicts." Article in The Boston Globe.
https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/2016/02/11/doctor-talks-about-when-physicians-become-addicts/aa1pelPFKc5v4GK5cS4LQP/story.html
"A Doctor's Love Affair with Vicodin" Podcast Published on WNYC a division of New York Public Radio.
http://www.wnyc.org/story/doctor-addicted-vicodin/
"Peter Grinspoon: the doctor who overcame his opiod addiction." Article in STAT.
http://www.statnews.com/2016/02/20/peter-grinspoon-opioid-addiction/
 
"Doctor Explores the Price of His Addiction in 'Free Refills'" Article in Elements Behavioral Health.
https://www.elementsbehavioralhealth.com/addiction/doctor-explores-the-price-of-his-addiction-in-free-refills/
Recap of Appearance at Boston Public Library on Thursday, February 18, 2016 
Dr. Peter Grinspoon Discusses 'FREE REFILLS: A Doctor Confronts His Addiction' 
http://www.bpl.org/press/2016/02/19/dr-peter-grinspoon-discusses-free-refills-a-doctor-confronts-his-addiction/
"When two detectives showed up at Peter Grinspoon’s medical practice informing him he was being charged with fraudulently obtaining controlled substances, he knew he was screwed. Not because he was being falsely accused, but because it was true. In FREE REFILLS, Grinspoon takes us down into the special hell that is addiction— in his case it was a raging addiction to opiates that, conveniently, he could write his own prescriptions for. With sharp, dark wit, Grinspoon maintains his sense of humor in the face of near defeat, as he struggles to get (and stay) clean while his life comes apart at the seams. FREE REFILLS is a self-deprecating, brutally honest and surprisingly hilarious read. You can’t help but root for the good doctor."

DAN LYONS, author of Disrupted and writer on HBO's Silicon Valley

"Dr. Grinspoon bravely lays his complex soul bare as he tumbles from Harvard star doctor to addicted criminal. In this deeply affecting ride through the contradictions of addiction, we cringe at his arrogance, resentment and self-justification while loving his compassion, commitment and gratitude. We laugh at his cynical disdain for the simplistic platitudes and punitive inanity of the recovery world, but feel his pain as he learns humility and permits his best self to emerge. It’s a process of discovery I hope to encourage in my patients, and provides hope without sugar-coating. This is an important book for doctors and patients that blurs the boundaries because it is so fundamentally human."

MARK GREEN, MD. Addictions specialist at The Psychgarden

"When Doctors Get Sick: Three Stories of Addiction," Article in MediPx.
https://medipx.com/news/entry/835/when-doctors-get-sick-three-stories-of-addiction/
"Physicians and Addiction: Living In The Shadows," Article in Sober World Magazine:  See Page 18
http://www.thesoberworld.com/aug15_issue.pdf

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