Stories by Carl L. Hart

Carl L. Hart is a columnist for The Influence. He is a professor (in psychiatry) at Columbia University. He is also the author of the book High Price: A neuroscientist’s journey of self-discovery that challenges everything you know about drugs and society. Follow him on Twitter @drcarlhart. subscribe to Carl L. Hart's feed

Posted on: Apr 13, 2016, Source: The Influence

The U.N. is holding another summit on drug control. Will it adopt a position in line with human rights and science, or simply continue an overly punitive and ineffective drug policy?

Posted on: Feb 10, 2016, Source: The Influence

Public education campaigns designed to frighten people away from the illicit stimulant distort what the drug really does.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2013, Source: The Nation

The fight against marijuana prohibition must put racial justice at the center.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Monteith's death, like many others, was due to a toxic mixture -- heroin and alcohol.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2013, Source: Harper Collins Publishers, Inc.

A scientist with a rough past explains how he used his life experiences to blow the lid off modern drug research.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2012, Source: AlterNet

These five tips will decrease your chances of drug-related harms like overdose and death.