Today’s conversation is with Dr. Steven Kassels who has had the privilege of treating patients from all walks of life during his years of practice in both Emergency Medicine and Addiction Medicine. He believes that everyone deserves compassion and access to medical care regardless of the nature of the illness. He wrote, Addiction on Trial – Tragedy in Downeast Maine to both entertain and educate, and to depict the struggles of addiction for an audience of avid readers who may expand their understanding of addiction on the basis of evidence.
Addiction on Trial is a journey of suspense while exploring love and loss, family dysfunction, and the “what ifs” of life. It sends a powerful message of societal discrimination toward drug addicts and explores common misperceptions about what drug addiction really is – a chronic illness requiring a similar treatment approach as other chronic diseases. Medical and behavioral aspects of addiction are woven into the intrigue of this thriller, which culminates in a riveting murder trial.
Listen in as Dr. Kassels tells us how and why he created Addiction on Trial to change the conversation about addiction and its staggering and destructive effects on our culture. To learn more about Dr. Kassels go to: AddictionOnTrial.com.