The Reminiscences of General Barry McCaffrey (USA, Ret.)

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So I remember one of the experts was methadone treatment. I went to a methadone clinic up in New York City. By the way, concerning the use of methadone, it’s a whole other area of discussion, which actually relates to Phoenix House. Should you use pharmaceutical-assisted treatment programs? Of course, you should! Which Phoenix House had a lot of trouble accepting and dealing with.
— General Barry McCaffrey (USA, Ret.)

Biography: Barry McCaffrey served in the United States Army for 32 years and retired as a four-star General. At retirement he was the most highly decorated serving General, having been awarded three Purple Heart medals for wounds received in his four combat tours – as well as twice awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the nation’s second highest award for valor. He also twice was awarded the Silver Star for valor. For five years after leaving the military, Barry McCaffrey served as the nation’s Cabinet Officer in charge of U.S. Drug Policy. After leaving government service, Barry McCaffrey served as the Bradley Distinguished Professor of International Security Studies from January 2001 to May 2005; and then as an Adjunct Professor of International Security Studies from May 2005 to December 2010 at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY.

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Keywords: Phoenix House; New York City; Mitchell Rosenthal; substance abuse treatment; U.S. military; Germany; White House; White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP); William “Bill” Clinton; Rudolph Giuliani; mental health; board; anti-drug education; family values; Mary Jeanne Kreek; methadone; twelve-step process; Robert DuPont; James R. McDonough; John Ellis Bush; Hazelden Institute; Vietnam; addiction; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; National Institute on Drug Abuse;  Health and Human Services; New York; California; US Navy; heroin; cocaine; Larry Kudlow; neurochemistry; Rush Limbaugh; chronic pain; US Congress; Bob Kerrey; Orrin Hatch; C-SPAN; Newt Gingrich; Trent Lott; American Methadone Treatment Association; Howard Dean; Robert Portman; War on Drugs; Janet Reno; Richard Riley; Department of Justice; Department of Education; Veteran's Administration; Department of Defense; Obamacare; President of the United States