NIDA’s Nora Volkow

An interview with Nora Volkow, the neuroscientist in charge of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, who also happens to be the great-granddaughter of Leon Trotsky, from the New York Times. She’s exceptionally smart – worth a listen. As a scientist it’s difficult for her to understand the spiritual and cultural complexities of alcoholism and addiction. Listen to how she struggles with reconciling her family stories with the absence of useful science around addicition. Clumsy – but a huge step forward from prior NIDA admins.