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Jonathan Kay says ad­dicts need hous­ing (“The Last House Be­fore the Bridge,” Jan­uary/ Fe­bru­ary). But as some­one who spent thirty years work­ing with peo­ple suf­fer­ing through men­tal ill­ness and ad­dic­tion — and who now en­joys the sta­bil­ity of his own men­tal health and so­bri­ety — I don’t be­lieve hous­ing it­self is what the men­tal-health field needs most. No, what we need most is bet­ter re­search and ev­i­dence-based treat­ments and in­ter­ven­tions for those with life-threat­en­ing ad­dic­tions

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