Author Archives: jwboyd
I am in favor of legalizing marijuana–and, in fact, all drugs–and was interviewed for this piece on Vermont Public Radio about my opinion on this issue. Would decriminalization lead to huge rates of drug abuse? I doubt it because of what happened … Continue reading
The Boston Globe reported our story on its front page this week. This study was conducted by colleagues at CHA and myself and required scores of hours to make the phone calls, tabulate our data, and then prepare the manuscript. … Continue reading
Radio interview in Great Britain about torture with discussant Professor Jeffrey Addicott and myself. https://sputniknews.com/radio_level_talk/201702101050539412-is-torture-effective-can-it-be-justified/ Torture only serves to bring us down to the level of our worst, immoral enemies. It also goes against every international code of ethical conduct and … Continue reading
Colleagues and I have written a letter in support of access to health care and human rights more generally. Please feel free to sign the letter and, as importantly, forward the letter to all of your colleagues.
We need to legalize marijuana and begin regulating and taxing it. Here is a piece covering a press conference yesterday morning on the step of the State House in Boston in support of legalizing marijuana. Marijuana is far from safe–whether someone … Continue reading
Here is a newly published piece for the Conversation about physician health programs and the ways in which physicians who are suspected of having substance use disorders are treated.
See the op-ed here that Sunny Patel and I wrote in the Springfield (MA) newspaper in support of legalization of cannabis.
The letter can be found here . The fact that the US engaged in torture–by any international definition of torture– during our “war on terror” will go down as one of our most egregious ethical lapses. Even calling it a “lapse” … Continue reading
Co-author Alice LoCicero, PhD, and I wrote a piece in Psychology Today decrying CVE. We start by asking whether or not CVE is the new Cointel-Pro. And just what is Cointel-Pro? “Cointel-Pro (short for Counterintelligence Program) was launched “…in 1956 to … Continue reading
A piece in US News and World report about mental illness and violence: http://health.usnews.com/health-care/articles/2016-07-13/can-trauma-trigger-violent-crime-in-mentally-ill