Mike Doughty on battling drug addiction

Mike Doughty
Singer/songwriter Mike Doughty. His new memoir is titled "The Book of Drugs."
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Mike Doughty made a name for himself as front-man of the band Soul Coughing, but it's a period of his life that was marked by insecurity and heavy drug use. He describes these struggles in his new memoir, "The Book of Drugs."

Doughty will join The Daily Circuit Tuesday to discuss his addiction. He says he doesn't regret his drug use.

"I can't renounce drugs," he wrote in his memoir. "I love drugs."

And yet--he's well-acquainted with the chaos, destruction and despair that addiction causes. He confesses: "I loathe myself in a lot of these stories."

This is the first of two very different conversations about addiction, science and art this week. Neuroscientist Marc Lewis will join us Wednesday to explain his former addiction through science.

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