Dr. David Sack Interviewed by Time Magazine

Posted on February 18th, 2010
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In the Tuesday, February 16th edition of Time Magazine David Sack, M.D., CEO of Promises Treatment Centers was interviewed by Time Magazine for an article on how doctors enable celebrity drug addiction.

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Sack points out an often fatal misconception. “What I would hope, first of all,” he says, “is that people would realize that just because a drug is prescribed doesn’t mean it’s safe. It’s only safe in a context, and once you change that context and you start to mix it with other pills and alcohol, it’s not going to be safe. The public needs education, and I think physicians, when they realize the risks, are much less likely to be pressured into prescribing them when they’re inappropriate or, more importantly, prescribing things without adequate supervision.”

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