Board Member Spotlight: Dr. Robert L. Dupont, MD

Our Board Member, Dr. Robert L. Dupont, MD, releases new book: Chemical Slavery: Understanding Addiction and Stopping the Drug Epidemic 

15 August 2018 | News

At a time when the nation is searching for ways to save lives from opioid and other drug overdoses as well as how to reduce the burden of addiction on individuals, families and communities, Robert L. DuPont, MD has written Chemical Slavery: Understanding Addiction and Stopping the Drug Epidemic for parents, teachers, physicians and for everyone afflicted by addiction.  The book also guides leaders in public policy and planning positions, as well as drug abuse treatment.

Chemical Slavery covers two crucial topics: First, the national drug epidemic including an understanding of its evolution to become a national emergency, and the science of addiction and recovery. Second, Dr. DuPont’s presents his experience-based guide to the intimate, day-to-day struggle with the disease of addiction from prevention to lasting recovery. This book shows the ways in which these two domains of addiction, the national and the personal, are intertwined and can be both understood and managed.

Dr. DuPont served as the first Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse and second White House Drug Chief. He then became the founding President of the Institute for Behavior and Health, a non-profit drug abuse research and policy organization and also joined the faculty of the Georgetown University School of Medicine as Clinical Professor of Psychiatry. A graduate of Emory University, he received an MD degree from the Harvard Medical School and completed his psychiatric training at Harvard and the National Institutes of Health. He has been a practicing psychiatrist for more than fifty years. Chemical Slavery is available to purchase online from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books-a-Million.

“I highly recommend this powerful book. Everyone should read it. It clearly describes why drug addiction has spread so quickly and how the addiction epidemic can be stopped. Dr. Robert DuPont is an impressive professional in the area of understanding addiction based on his background as a scientist, physician, policy maker and clinical addiction practitioner. Dr. DuPont has a unique quality of presenting very complex problems in a very precise and easily understandable format. The book gives an in-depth summary of the cause of the problem and how it can be prevented. It is an optimistic and clear picture of how to build a better future.” – Yvonne Thunell, Chairman, Mentor International