By Jeneen Interlandi
Produced by Jillian Weinberger
In America, 48 million people struggle with addiction. Very few get the help they need. But Jeneen Interlandi, a member of the editorial board, believes we have effective tools to address this public health crisis. In this audio essay, she argues that Americans need to view addiction as a chronic health condition, and treat it as such.
Credit…Illustration by The New York Times; photograph by Damon Winter/The New York Times
The Times is committed to publishing a diversity of letters to the editor. We’d like to hear what you think about this or any of our articles. Here are some tips. And here’s our email: [email protected].
Follow the New York Times Opinion section on Facebook, X (@NYTOpinion) and Instagram.
This episode of “The Opinions” was produced by Jillian Weinberger and edited by Kaari Pitkin and Annie-Rose Strasser with help from Alison Bruzek. Mixing by Isaac Jones. Original music by Carole Sabouraud and Isaac Jones. Fact-checking by Mary Marge Locker and Kate Sinclair. Audience strategy by Shannon Busta and Kristina Samulewski.