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Dr. Timothy P. Condon
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Timothy P. Condon, PhD, is chief science advisor to the Center for Health and Justice at TASC, a national public policy group focused on strategies and solutions at the intersection of criminal justice and public health. Dr. Condon has served as the science policy advisor to the director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and as deputy director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

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Hoffman's Death Illustrates Heroin's Ability to Hijack the Brain

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 4:30 PM

What was he thinking?

That's a question people ask when someone such as Philip Seymour Hoffman -- a man with a family, with talent, with riches -- commits a seemingly senseless act of self-destruction.

The question usually is laced with judgment, disdain, and incredulity.

It is impossible to know the...

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Health Issues at Root of Swollen Jails and Prisons; Solutions are in Diversion Programs

(1) Comments | Posted January 16, 2014 | 12:11 PM

The science is clear. Substance use disorders affect brain chemistry, and brain chemistry affects behavior.

People with alcohol and drug problems are heavily stigmatized throughout our society and disproportionately represented in American criminal justice systems. More than half of the people in state prisons (53 percent) and...

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