Labeling drug court participants as addicts and forcing drug treatment on those who are not addicted because they were caught with drugs continues to misuse treatment resources. Legislators cannot use drug treatment courts as a way to address this growing public health issue.
To NBA fans, Chris Herren looked like he had it all. Money, fame and a gorgeous family. However, his life away from the bright lights of the NBA court was ridden with addiction to drugs and alcohol.
It is sad to believe that we are about to say good-bye to this beautiful soul, when just more than three years ago we said good bye to Whitney.
Jim Morrison is best known as the lead singer of The Doors. He is also infamous as one of many young celebrities who died young as a result of substan...
A new study released by the University of California-Irvine in conjunction with the RAND corporation, a non-profit global think tank, shows a correlation between states that have legalized marijuana and reduced rates of opioid addiction.
Whether your addiction is chocolate, smoking, gambling or alcohol, this one top tip will help you change your approach to your addiction. Read on and you will be successful in breaking any habit once you see how you have been manipulated.
After being put on Clonazepam in her mid-thirties to treat her panic attacks, Dr. Jennifer Leigh remained on the drug for 18 years. Without ever devi...
Our friends and YouTube Channel Partner at Road Recovery are at it again helping at-risk teens. The organization, dedicated to helping young people ba...
When I reviewed Jason Smith's addiction memoir, The Bitter Taste of Dying, I called it "a gripping, no-holds-barred memoir," "a riveting story of addiction and recovery," and "a story of self-discovery and hope, too."
As an active addict, I was an amazing storyteller. "I don't have a problem" was one story I liked a lot. Another related one: "It's all under control....
I was initially intrigued by the hiring process of a drug rehabilitation facility, due to the obvious standards of care it would take to be qualified. But in asking for a "typical" story I was caught off guard.
With the popularity of the tattoo skyrocketing and individuals getting inked left and right, does the trademark semicolon tattoo still hold significance or has it simply become part of a worldwide trend?
I always knew about the addict's hustle. "Just lend me a fiver and I'll give it back tomorrow." Or "I need a place to stay just for a day or so." Or "I'm going clean tomorrow if you just..." However, what I never knew until today was how addicts are hustled.
Recent studies (and digital detox stories) on parents' screen habits point to device-distracted moms and dads as a growing problem for kids. It's enough to make you want to maybe-just-maybe turn off your phone and shut down your devices. But how to actually do that?
Addiction to a toxic man prone to Asshattery is no different than addiction to a substance. And I should know because I've been there!
Mindfulness is more than a great way to get healthy and stay healthy. It's a process of discovery -- full of solace and revelation. And your relationships, your work and your play will all benefit.