It was a pleasure to speak with David Poses on the podcast about his unique and fresh perspective on drug use, opioid addiction, medication-assisted treatment, and harm reduction.
As a writer, speaker, expert and activist, David Poses is focused on evidence-based addiction treatment, drug policy, and harm reduction. His writing has been published by Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and NY Daily News (among others), and he’s appeared on various TV and radio shows and podcasts. He is the author of “The Weight of Air: a memoir of a double life, fueled by addiction and mental illness.”
Depression was David’s gateway to heroin/opioid addiction. He started using at 16 and kept his struggle hidden long after he got sober with Buprenorphine at age 32. Ten years later, in 2018, he realized his silence was working against the changes he wanted to see in the world. How could he expect anyone else to talk openly about their addiction or mental health issues if he denied the existence of his? David set out on a mission to share his experiences with the world through his books, public speaking, and bylined articles for major media.
David lives in New York with his wife and kids, and many instruments he can’t really play.