Barry Lessin

Barry Lessin, M.Ed., CAADC, is a harm reduction psychologist in private practice, working with individuals and families impacted by substance use. His career spans over 40 years as a clinician, drug policy advocate, administrator, educator and researcher. He lives in Dresher, Pennsylvania.

Cannabis Stigma Still Alive and Kicking, My Practice Shows

Brenda* was in her late 40s, and living with severe rheumatoid arthritis. She sought treatment with me because she was…

August 2, 2023

Teenagers Pathologized by Traditional Addiction Treatment

When Alice* was 12 years old, her mother discovered some diary entries she had written about experimenting with drugs, and…

May 18, 2023