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Dirk Hanson

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Minnesota
Freelance Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  cigarettes, mental health, addiction, alcoholism, bath salts, drugs, marijuana, drug war

Freelance science writer. Editor of Addiction Inbox blog. Author of The Chemical Carousel.

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Biography

Freelance writer and blogger covering neuroscience, drugs, and addiction. Author of The Chemical Carousel: What Science Tells Us About Beating Addiction. Editor of Addiction Inbox blog and book of the same name. Former senior contributing editor for The Fix, now serving as category expert on addi...

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@Dirk57 — 2,407 followers, 19,415 tweets

Sep 19, 2017

Tobacco the hands-down winner in terms of sheer numbers of attributable deaths. WHO estimates 1 billion more deaths in 21st century. https://t.co/7950HLGWCw

Sep 12, 2017

The border wall: "among the most wasteful, impractical and useless ideas ever spouted by an American president.”—Michael Gerson

Sep 10, 2017

RT @tedgioia: I now have the perfect footnote for all those hard-to-source occasions. https://t.co/bwYbkN9752

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Have you ever used a typewriter?

Sure. Wrote a whole book on one.

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Social media have combined to become the giant daily newspaper we no longer have.

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Awards

College on Problems of Drug Dependence/NIDA Media Award

2012 - science journalism
For his book "The Chemical Carousel" and his blogs including Addiction Inbox, which increase public understanding of scientific issues concerning drug use disorders.