David Frank

David recently earned his PhD from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in Sociology, and is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at New York University’s Behavioral and Science Training in Substance Use Research program. He uses primarily qualitative methods to examine substance use and treatment issues in the context of criminalization and the War on Drugs. His work focuses in particular on how biomedical narratives of addiction are often deployed as a way of obscuring the role of structural forces, like policy and law, in behaviors thought to be caused by drug use.

Methadone Is Helpfully Understood as a Refuge From Criminalization

When I got on methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) about 16 years ago, my decision had nothing to do with wanting…

May 20, 2020

It’s as Good a Time as Any to Scrap the Methadone Clinic System

The rapid onset of the coronavirus and subsequent shutdowns have got those of us on methadone feeling pretty scared right…

April 8, 2020