Google Doodle honors Dr Herbert Kleber, a pioneer in addiction treatments

Today’s Doodle celebrates Dr. Herbert Kleber, who was hailed for his pioneering work in addiction treatment. Herbert David Kleber born on 19th June, 1934 was an American psychiatrist and substance abuse researcher.

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Published on: 1 Oct 2019 7:07 AM GMT
Google Doodle honors Dr Herbert Kleber, a pioneer in addiction treatments
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Lucknow: Today’s Doodle celebrates Dr. Herbert Kleber, who was hailed for his pioneering work in addiction treatment. Herbert David Kleber born on 19th June, 1934 was an American psychiatrist and substance abuse researcher.

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In 1968, he founded the Drug Dependence Unit at Yale University, where he was a professor of psychiatry; he headed the Unit until 1989. He then served for two and a half years as the Deputy Director for Demand Reduction at the Office of National Drug Control Policy in the White House. He was director of the Division, and headed a number of projects on new methods to treat individuals with cocaine, heroin, prescription opioid, alcohol, or marijuana problems.

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He also co-founded the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia with Joseph Califano. He was listed as one of the "Best Doctors in America" and "Best Doctors in New York," and was elected in 1996 as a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He was on the boards of a number of organizations, including the Partnership for a Drug Free America, the Treatment Research Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Betty Ford Institute. The American psychiatrist never viewed addiction as a moral failure unlike his contemporaries. Rather, he believed addiction to be a condition that could only be treated through research, medication and therapy.

The great researcher passed away last year on October 5, 2018.

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