12.25.2015

Vietnam. Heroin Addiction - What We Learned

Merry Christmas, 2015


"Back in 1971, during Operation Golden Flow, it was becoming increasingly clear addiction was a brain disease and that an individual's biology, along with the genes he or she was born with, accounted for about half of their addiction vulnerability. But the other half was more complicated, a product of their environment and its interplay with genetics.
This is where Operation Gold Rush would provide some startling insights. One thing was clear: The soldiers returning from Vietnam were about to undergo a dramatic transformation in their environment."