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How corporatisation is redefining addiction psychiatry

“Addiction is an equal opportunity disease,” declares Christopher Kennedy Lawford, addiction activist, best-selling author and nephew to former US president John F Kennedy. “It doesn’t matter if you are rich or poor, you are not immune to this disease.”

The words are met with approving nods at a dinner hosted at the South Pacific Private Hospital, a private addiction rehab clinic on Sydney’s northern beaches.