Jeffrey A. Schaler, Ph.D.

In The News

"'Parity' through back door -- Controversial and costly mental health coverage mandate is slipped through on back of bailout bill." The Baltimore Sun, October 23, 2008

"The Medical Marijuana Murder", "Playboy Special Report." Playboy Magazine, March 2008

Interview, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, Radio Študent, April 14, 2007

Katrina fraud cases flood courts,Louisiana leads in number of cases," The New Orleans Times-Picayune, March 3, 2007

"Buprenorphine program aimed at reducing heroin addiction, drug-related violence," WYPR/NPR 88.1 FM, Baltimore, MD, February 28, 2007

"Shopping bug bites men, too," San Jose Mercury News October 1, 2006

"Scared of letting go? Balancing safety and independence," Washington ParentOctober 2006

"Tenn. ‘ex-gay’ facility faces closure deadline: Case could open new church/state debate" The Washington Blade September 23, 2005

Interview on "The Brian Lehrer Show," discussing mental illness, the therapeutic state, and more, Friday, July 22, 2005

Listen to a radio interview about addiction broadcast throughout Oklahoma and on Armed Forces Radio, June 9, 2005

"White-collar theft rampant in Washington" The Examiner--Washington, DC April 17, 2005

See Schaler on Penn & Teller's show "Bullshit!," September 12, 2004 at 9:00 PM [First broadcast was on August 20 at 11:00 PM] Eastern Daylight Time. The show is entitled "12-Stepping," and is broadcast on cable television's "SHOWTIME" chanel. Click for more.

"Workers of the world . . . " Hartford Advocate, August 12, 2004

"Porn is invading home, work" Deseret Morning News, August 8, 2004

"Big mac attack," REASON ONLINE, July 2004

"US expert: Drug treatment programmes a waste of money," The Royal Gazette [Bermuda], May 11, 2004

"Smoking out a self-serving viewpoint: Justifiable Limits on Bars," Edmonton Journal, January 11, 2004

"'Addiction is a Choice', Schaler Argues" The Colorado Freedom Report, October 1, 2003

"A choice or a disease?," Colorado Daily, September 24, 2003, click here for html version

Rebroadcast of "My Own Boss." Test of Faith, Visiontv, Canada, September 29, 2003

"AU Professsor filling the seats and causing controversy", September 22, 2003, click here for html version

"FDA Approves Prozac for Children," National Psychologist, March/April, 2003

"Log in! Double-click! Get clean!," by Stephanie Booth,, May 13, 2003

John Stossel's "Help Me, I Can't Help Myself," April 21, 2003, 8:00 p.m. EST, on ABC Television

"Shoplifting: Expensive, Life-Changing." Belvoir Eagle, April 17, 2003

"My Own Boss." Test of Faith, Visiontv, Canada, March 18, 2003

"The Rehab don't work." Spiked-online, December 19, 2003

"Addiction, insanity discussions provide students with fodder for debate competitions." Mackinac Education Report, Fall 2002

"Buyer's Remorse," Chicago Magazine, April 2002

"Are Shopaholics for Real?"Chicago Sun-Times, June 3, 2001

"They can't just say no; Boy's family loses their fight against Ritalin" by Lynn Brezosky. Chicago Tribune, December 17, 2000

"Compulsive Gambling's Unlikely Poster Boy" by Brian Hickey. Philadelphia Weekly, November 4, 2000

"Habits" by Sam S. Snyder, Ph.D., MPH. Reserve News. Psychology Room-- A Discussion of Relevant Psychological Topics, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, September-October 2000

"Parents lose fight to take 8-year-old off Ritalin Child's hyperactivity disrupted classes, school officials say" by Lynn Brezosky. The Associate Press, October 22, 2000

"Ritalin Case Puts Parents, Courts on Collision Course" by John Cahern. New York Law Journal, August 17, 2000

"¡Ya no más! Estrategias efectivas para dejar el cigarrillo" by Liza Díaz-Pinzón., July 27, 2000

"Al Gore: Liar or loon?" by Deroy Murdock. (Nationally syndicated columnist), July 25, 2000

"'Stigma' hobbles mental care," by Daniel P. Finney. The Des Moines Register, July 24, 2000

"A fatal collision," by David Ramsay Steele.Liberty Magazine, August, 2000, pages 10-11

"Under the Influence: Audrey Kishline, who steered clear of abstinence, drove drunk and killed two people," PEOPLE Magazine, July 17, 2000, pages 63-65

[On Elian Gonzales] "Memory of Ordeal Unlikely to Vanish," The Orlando Sentinel, June 29, 2000

"Fatal accident forces debate over movement for problem drinkers," The Associated Press, June 27, 2000

Interview on "Jersey's Talking" with host Lee Leonard, June 9, 2000

"Profs Fight Censorship in Court," by Matthew Tokson, The Dartmouth Review, April 24, 2000, April 21, 2000 "For once and for all: How to break a bad habit," By Lynne Zerance

"New York Smokers react poorly to new tax," Columbia News Service, by C.M. Lanzillotti, April 14, 2000

The Eagle (American University), March 6, 2000. "Addicts have choices," By Justin Pascoe.

The Eagle (American University), February 28, 2000. "Addiction is not a choice," By Terry Kester.

The Eagle (American University), February 14, 2000. "Schaler: 'Addiction is a choice.'
Professor advocates personal freedoms, drug legalization,"
By Saundra Latham., , January 10, 2000. "Is being hooked a choice?" By Andy Dehnart

The Globe and Mail (Canada) Saturday, January 15, 2000 "Addiction addiction," By Leah McLaren

The Chronicle of Higher Education, December 10, 1999 "The Myth of Academic Freedom," By Alison Schneider

American University Weekly, Nov 9, 1999 "Addiction is a choice: or not?" By Shaunna Bennett

Philadelphia City Paper, November 4, 1999. "Drinking Problem," By Frank Lewis