Recent Blog Articles

Peter-Grinspoon-Author-photo-for-Nancy-2

Peter Grinspoon, MD

Contributor

Peter Grinspoon, M.D. is the author of the memoir Free Refills: A Doctor Confronts His Addiction. He currently practices as a primary care physician at an inner-city clinic in Boston and is on staff at Massachusetts General Hospital. He teaches medicine at Harvard Medical School. He spent two years as an Associate Director for the Physician Health Service, part of the Massachusetts Medical Society, working with physicians who suffer from substance use disorders.

Dr. Grinspoon graduated with honors in philosophy from Swarthmore College. Before medical school, he spent five years as a Campaign Director at Greenpeace, working on the nuclear free seas campaign. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. His internship and residency were in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Today he is proudly 10 years clean. He lives in Newton, MA with his wife Liz Grinspoon, and his blended family.”

Posts by Peter Grinspoon, MD

The endocannabinoid system: Essential and mysterious featured image

Staying Healthy

The endocannabinoid system: Essential and mysterious

Back to the future: Psychedelic drugs in psychiatry featured image

Mind & Mood

Back to the future: Psychedelic drugs in psychiatry

Common questions about medical cannabis featured image

Staying Healthy

Common questions about medical cannabis

Beyond CBD: Here come the other cannabinoids, but where’s the evidence? featured image

Peter Grinspoon, MD

Beyond CBD: Here come the other cannabinoids, but where’s the evidence?

The health effects of too much gaming featured image

Peter Grinspoon, MD

The health effects of too much gaming

How to avoid a relapse when things seem out of control featured image

Peter Grinspoon, MD

How to avoid a relapse when things seem out of control

Mind-body medicine in addiction recovery featured image

Peter Grinspoon, MD

Mind-body medicine in addiction recovery

If cannabis becomes a problem: How to manage withdrawal featured image

Peter Grinspoon, MD

If cannabis becomes a problem: How to manage withdrawal

A tale of two epidemics: When COVID-19 and opioid addiction collide featured image

Peter Grinspoon, MD

A tale of two epidemics: When COVID-19 and opioid addiction collide

Health coaching is effective. Should you try it? featured image

Exercise & Fitness

Health coaching is effective. Should you try it?

Dopamine fasting: Misunderstanding science spawns a maladaptive fad featured image

Peter Grinspoon, MD

Dopamine fasting: Misunderstanding science spawns a maladaptive fad

Save the trees, prevent the sneeze featured image

Peter Grinspoon, MD

Save the trees, prevent the sneeze

Kratom: Fear-worthy foliage or beneficial botanical? featured image

Peter Grinspoon, MD

Kratom: Fear-worthy foliage or beneficial botanical?

Cannabis is medicine — don’t make it taste good featured image

Peter Grinspoon, MD

Cannabis is medicine — don’t make it taste good

Going public with sobriety featured image

Peter Grinspoon, MD

Going public with sobriety

Cleaner living: Plant-friendly is planet-friendly featured image

Peter Grinspoon, MD

Cleaner living: Plant-friendly is planet-friendly

Does addiction last a lifetime? featured image

Peter Grinspoon, MD

Does addiction last a lifetime?

Cannabidiol (CBD)-what we know and what we don't featured image

Staying Healthy

Cannabidiol (CBD)-what we know and what we don't

Physician burnout can affect <i>your</i> health featured image

Peter Grinspoon, MD

Physician burnout can affect your health

Access to medical marijuana reduces opioid prescriptions featured image

Peter Grinspoon, MD

Access to medical marijuana reduces opioid prescriptions

5 myths about using Suboxone to treat opiate addiction featured image

Staying Healthy

5 myths about using Suboxone to treat opiate addiction

How to welcome back a colleague who is in recovery featured image

Peter Grinspoon, MD

How to welcome back a colleague who is in recovery

False alarm in Hawaii: Preparing for the unthinkable featured image

Peter Grinspoon, MD

False alarm in Hawaii: Preparing for the unthinkable

Medical marijuana featured image

Peter Grinspoon, MD

Medical marijuana

Result 1 - 24 of 29
Harvard Health Publishing Logo

Thanks for visiting. Don't miss your FREE gift.

The Best Diets for Cognitive Fitness, is yours absolutely FREE when you sign up to receive Health Alerts from Harvard Medical School

Sign up to get tips for living a healthy lifestyle, with ways to fight inflammation and improve cognitive health, plus the latest advances in preventative medicine, diet and exercise, pain relief, blood pressure and cholesterol management, and more.

Harvard Health Publishing Logo

Health Alerts from Harvard Medical School

Get helpful tips and guidance for everything from fighting inflammation to finding the best diets for weight loss...from exercises to build a stronger core to advice on treating cataracts. PLUS, the latest news on medical advances and breakthroughs from Harvard Medical School experts.

BONUS! Sign up now and
get a FREE copy of the
Best Diets for Cognitive Fitness

Harvard Health Publishing Logo

Stay on top of latest health news from Harvard Medical School.

Plus, get a FREE copy of the Best Diets for Cognitive Fitness.