This story is encouraging. A pill that can help addicts kick their problems.
Love the idea.
More troubling though is the recalcitrance of the Rehab industry and the AA crowd to using a pill to stop addiction.
Why would anyone holding themselves out as a professional or support group for addicts take issue with a medication showing such promise?
Money. For the rehab industry, a pill eliminates the thousands of dollars billed for treatment.
Even if it works.
For AA: The whole edifice of AA is built around the disease model of addiction. AA operates like a cult whose success at treating addiction is no better than chance (50/50). That's the level of remission among alcoholics WITHOUT AA.
When a pill stops addiction, what use would anyone have for a twelve step system?
I think this work is great.