'He nearly died several times:' controversial academic Jordan Peterson seeks to recover from addiction - 2020-02-07

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F94.png 'He nearly died several times:' controversial academic Jordan Peterson seeks to recover from addiction February 7, 2020, David Venn, Toronto Star

Mikhaila Peterson recorded a two-minute and 50-second YouTube video outlining how her father, Jordan Peterson, became addicted to prescribed psychoactive drugs, developed a physical dependency to them, almost died, contracted pneumonia, flew to Russia to seek different treatment after several visits to North American hospitals, reportedly went into an induced coma, and, finally, as of Feb. 7, 2020, is in recovery.

The drama began years before the spring of 2019, when Peterson, the University of Toronto professor, renowned clinical psychologist and international bestselling author, began taking a low dose of medication to treat anxiety and an autoimmune disorder, Mikhaila said.

In April 2019, when Peterson's wife was diagnosed with terminal cancer, doctors prescribed Peterson a higher dosage of the benzodiazepine, a type of medical tranquilizer, most commonly known via the brand-names, Xanax and Valium.

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