China drug addiction brain surgery unethical

China's radical way of treating drug addiction

Posted December 28th, 2012 by Jking8767
Tags:

Drug addiction in China is highly stigmatized. And now, some doctors are trying to cure it with a radical procedure known as as a "stereotactic ablation." More simply, it's the practice of destroying parts of the brain's "pleasure centers" (the nucleus accumbens) in heroin addicts and alcoholics as a way to stop drug cravings. At the same time, however, damage to this region could also impair a person's ability to experience natural longings and other emotions, including joy.

Read more »

Air Times & Contact

LIVE 7 Days a Week!
Mon-Sun: 7pm-10pm Eastern

Call toll-free:
1-855-450-FREE

You can also Skype us.

Join our Email List

Stay up to date with the latest about Free Talk Live, and receive our Weekly Digest email - the most popular stories for the week from our front page and also the week's audio highlights!

See our past emails.


Free Talk Live 2.5

Welcome Free Talk Live 2.5! Now, with Reddit!
 
You'll need a Reddit account before you can vote on and submit show prep. (That is different from your FTL/AMP account.)

The content here is the same as you will see on the FTL Subreddit. Please submit bug reports on the appropriate BBS subforum.

Enjoy the new site and thanks for submitting your content!

Google+

New forum topics

Who's online

There are currently 0 users and 1 guest online.
Free Talk Live Image
Free Talk Live Image
Free Talk Live Image
Quantum Vibe from Bighead Press
Free Talk Live Image
Free Talk Live Image
Free Talk Live Image
Free Talk Live Image
Watch the Ridley Report
Liberty Stickers
Free Talk Live Image
Mark Warden - New Hampshire Realtor
Free Talk Live Image
shiny badges
Free Talk Live Image
Free Talk Live Image
Amazon
Midas Resources
Be your own bank
Advertise Market Promote with AMP
Free Keene - NH Liberty Activism
freedomcam.net
Free State Project
Join the Shire Society
Free Talk Live Image
Freedom's Phoenix
iHeartRadio
stitcher smartradio
FTL on AudioNow
bitcoin not bombs
Liberty on the Rocks
Free Talk Live Image