Carl Erik Fisher

Carl Erik Fisher, MD
7 Interviews

Carl Erik Fisher's Interviews

Elise Loehnen & Carl Erik Fisher 11 Dec 2023 • EN

Breaking the Addiction Binary (Carl Erik Fisher, M.D.): ADDICTION

“I want to say that it's not just some idea about suffering, it's also a function of social and economic systems that are deliberately weaponizing an individualized view of suffering as a technique, as a strategy. I found across eras and eras and eras in the book is that addiction supply industries, which is what one s

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Eric Zimmer & Carl Erik Fisher 15 Jul 2022 • EN

Carl Erik Fisher on The History of Addiction

Carl Erik Fisher is an addiction physician, bioethics scholar, and author  He is an assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University and also hosts the podcast “Flourishing After Addiction” In this episode, Eric and Carl Erik Fisher discuss his book, The Urge:  Our History of Addiction. But wait, there

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Krys Boyd & Carl Erik Fisher 04 May 2022 • EN

Even the ancient Greeks suffered from addiction

Addiction has long been recorded in human history, centuries before the opioid crisis. Carl Erik Fisher is an addiction physician and bioethicist and an assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University. He joins host Krys Boyd to discuss his own struggle with alcoholism and his search to find answers i

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Yael Schonbrun & Carl Erik Fisher 16 Feb 2022 • EN

Carl Erik Fisher, "The Urge: Our History of Addiction" (Penguin, 2022)

According to the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics, since 2000, the United States has experienced over 700,000 deaths due to drug overdose. Addiction and substance use disorders are at the root of this enormous loss, and about half of people who struggle with substance use disorder will experience some mental h

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David Hampton + Nate Larkin & Carl Erik Fisher 07 Feb 2022 • EN

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

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 qu

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Indre Viskontas & Carl Erik Fisher 28 Jan 2022 • EN

Defining and Treating Addiction with Carl Erik Fisher

In this week’s episode, Indre revisits a topic that has been covered a couple of times on the podcast: addiction. This time, she’s joined by addiction physician and bioethicist Carl Erik Fisher, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University. Carl works at the intersection of law, ethics, and psychia

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