Steppin’ Out Radio is proud to present this special webseries with Dr. Herman Joseph of Stop Sigma Now, a group dedicated to eradicating the stigma associated with the medical treatment of addiction. They believe no one taking medication to overcome opiate addiction should feel ashamed or disgraced.
About Dr. Joseph:
Herman Joseph, PhD worked for over 50 years as a social research scientist in the interrelated fields of addiction, treatment, criminal justice, street studies, homelessness, basic research and program development at the NYC Office of Probation, the Rockefeller University and the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).
Dr. Joseph authored or co-authored about 125 published papers and government reports and, with David Courtwright and Don DesJarlais, co-authored the book, Addicts Who Survived. With Dr. Barry Stimmel he edited the book, The Neurobiology of Cocaine Addiction. He was editor of special issues of the Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine and the Journal of Addictive Diseases and has also given numerous presentations on addiction and other issues at national and international conferences. He has received numerous awards for his work in the field.
Click to Play Part 6 of Stop Stigma Now