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MTV's I'm Positive Spotlights Personal Stories to Educate Young People About HIV/AIDS (VIDEO)

(7) Comments | Posted November 30, 2012 | 12:30 PM

As we approach World AIDS Day on Saturday, Dec. 1, it's a great moment to reflect on how far we've come in battling HIV/AIDS. In many ways the government, the health care industry and the country as a whole have made tremendous progress. In fact, it's progress unprecedented in the...

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If I Were Lindsay Lohan's Father I Would Go to Any Lengths to Get Her Into Treatment

(482) Comments | Posted April 17, 2010 | 1:39 PM

I have been working in the field of addiction for over twenty years and I continue to be mystified by many of the misconceptions surrounding this most common disorder. Addiction is a deadly disease. It is a brain disease that alters the brain's fundamental motivational drives such that thoughts, judgment...

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High on Fame: Michael Jackson and Enabling Doctors

(268) Comments | Posted June 28, 2009 | 10:09 PM

A tragic case like Michael Jackson's reinforces the recurring story of addicted celebrities and their enabling doctors. Being a celebrity does not change the simple fact that the user is a drug addict. And having an M.D. after your name does not change the fact that if you supply the...

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Narcissism and the Economic Crisis?

(84) Comments | Posted March 24, 2009 | 1:34 PM

In his seminal book the Culture of Narcissism, Christoper Lasch lamented the degree to which the Western Psyche had shifted toward traits that by any measure would be seen as predominantly narcissistic. In spite of his grim assessment and dire warnings, even he would be impressed by how deeply we...

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