Trump the Placebo President - Tyler Cowen on how Trump’s policy is his rhetoric.

The way we treat alcoholism is out of date — by about a hundred years. This is an important and oft neglected truth. Our knee-jerk response to alcoholism is to mandate people go to AA meeetings—which are about 5-8% effective in helping people recover from their addiction. Worse, the system treats people who relapse as if they (not the program) are the ones failing. There are a lot better treatments out there: CBT, medications, . . . The least we can do is bring addiction treatment into the 21st century.