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Addiction treatment had failed. Could brain surgery save him?

20 mins | Jun 27, 2021
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An unexpected cure: deep brain stimulation. Here is how it works. 
 After twenty years of hardcore drug addiction, Gerod Buckhalter had just two options left: die another casualty of America's drug epidemic, or let a surgeon insert electrodes into his brain. He has now been sober for more than 600 days. Lenny Bernstein reflects on how his success shows what may be possible — but also warns of the psychological, social and socioeconomic factors that complicate the disease.
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