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Police Officer Accused Of Pocketing Drugs From Evidence Locker

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.16.2013 | Crime

A high-ranking, veteran Massachusetts police officer was arrested Thursday and charged with stealing drugs from his department's evidence locker. L...

Does Miley Cyrus' Latest Song Set a Bad Example?

Richard Taite | Posted 10.05.2013 | Entertainment
Richard Taite

What you do for yourself is private, though speaking as a father, I hope that you make only the best decisions for yourself, because life is fragile. But when you sing about fun times on drugs, you are publicly approving of drug use and experimentation to your young audience.

A Helping Hand for Military Veterans

Richard Taite | Posted 09.21.2013 | Impact
Richard Taite

One of the results of traumatic experience for soldiers is addiction. Why are we asking American young men and women to fight for our country only to let them suffer after they have made their sacrifices?

Booze, Binging and the Devil You Don't Know

Wray Herbert | Posted 09.21.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

Drinkers clearly expect that alcohol will dampen the effects of stress -- they often drink for precisely that reason -- but in fact this dynamic is poorly understood.

A Pill Popping Society

Allen Frances | Posted 09.16.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

Our forty year war against the illegal drugs promoted by drug cartels has been a proven failure. If we devoted just a tenth of the effort to controlling the equally dangerous misuse of legal prescription drugs, we would most certainly succeed.

Kristen Johnston: Cory Monteith's Death Is 'Not Shocking'

Posted 07.29.2013 | Celebrity

Kristen Johnston, the "3rd Rock From The Sun" actress, joined HuffPost Live today and weighed in on Cory Monteith's death. "Whatever happened, I'm ...

Dead Lawyers and Dying Young People

Don McNay | Posted 09.14.2013 | Celebrity
Don McNay

"Though it's cold and lonely in the deep dark night" -Jim Steinman (song by Meat Loaf and later the cast of Glee) My first news on Sunday was seeing...

Women and Drugs: The Final Drug War Taboo?

Meghan Ralston | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Meghan Ralston

Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report about the rate of opioid and prescription drug overdose among women in the United States. It's bad, and getting worse. But not getting much attention.

Why Not Adderall for Finals Week?

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 08.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

I don't blame Joe's family at all if they wind up using Adderall for finals. I just know my limits as to how far I can ethically participate in this epidemic. But I suspect the other doctor will have no problem filling the prescription.

'Friends' Star Reveals Past Drug Addiction

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.31.2013 | Celebrity

Behind the comedic one-liners and witty sarcasm, Chandler Bing was hiding a secret -- the actor playing the famous sitcom character on "Friends" was b...

The Startling Consequence Of High Unemployment Revealed

AP | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business

LISBON, Portugal — The European Union's drug agency says high youth unemployment in some EU countries and cuts to public health budgets could re...

'Crack Baby' Scare Overblown, Research Finds

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 05.28.2013 | Parents

CHICAGO -- Research in teens adds fresh evidence that the 1980s "crack baby" scare was overblown, finding little proof of any major long-term ill effe...

How A Hospital In Tennessee Is Helping Drug-Dependent Babies

AP | SHEILA BURKE | Posted 05.13.2013 | Parents

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- He's less than two weeks old, but he shows the telltale signs of a baby agitated and in pain: an open sore on his chin where he's ...

Is This The Gay Community's Newest Threat?

YourTango | Biz Hurst | Posted 05.05.2014 | Gay Voices

I lost my girlfriend to an epidemic I didn't know existed. How could this happen? I have attempted to block out a particular moment from this past ...

Nick Wing

GOP Governor Suggests Drug Abuse Driving Unemployment

HuffingtonPost.com | Nick Wing | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) on Monday addressed some worrisome employment figures in the state's March jobs report, saying that job applicants w...

Can We Please Stop Stigmatizing Addiction, Recovery and Lindsay Lohan?

Deni Carise | Posted 06.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Deni Carise

It has been almost two weeks since Lindsay Lohan appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman and, even with last week's horrific events in Boston, ...

DMX's Unconditional Love Is Tainted

Zondra Hughes | Posted 06.17.2013 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

I believed DMX's pain about being alone, but I also believe that his definition of unconditional love is skewed.

How I Got Clean At 22

Christina Huffington | Posted 06.13.2013 | Women
Christina Huffington

Remember that. It may hurt terribly but you will be fine.

AIDS Meds Are No Match For The HIV In My Mind

Andrew Miller | Posted 06.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Andrew Miller

Even when my weekends had begun with North Fork Riesling and hydroponic hash and ended with cheap beer and speedballs, I kept the sex barrier-inclusive. The irony that I was being "safe" while on enough drugs to kill me was lost on me; that's how ingrained my fear of HIV was.

Listen to the Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The psychological and emotional toll of gun violence on bystanders, victims, and families can be overwhelming and leaves effects that last for years. What about the costs we can count? In addition to the trauma that is so deep and pervasive that it is harder to quantify, there are actual costs to gun violence that can be measured and are enormous.

5 Things Parents Do That May Encourage Teen Substance Abuse

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 05.04.2013 | Parents
David Sack, M.D.

Well-meaning parents sometimes do things that unwittingly encourage their teens to experiment with drugs and alcohol. Is there room for improvement in your parenting practices?

Revelry, Revulsion and Residential Treatment: Your Brain's Fine Line Between Love and Hate

Ben Thomas | Posted 04.15.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

Though external chemicals like alcohol can play a part, it's our own brain chemistry that lies at the root of every compulsion. In that sense, all addictions are chemical ones.

A Year Above the Influence

Tommy O'Malley | Posted 04.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Tommy O'Malley

First post, this is tough. Mainly because I'm stone sober and the words don't yet come as easily as they do when I throw a little liquid or smoke on my brain, the mind-altering fuel that feeds my fingers as they type.

Teen Marijuana Use: How Concerned Should We Be?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 04.12.2013 | Parents
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Is there a familiar aroma emanating from your kid's room? Do you shake your head and ignore it thinking, "Hey, I got high when I was a teen and I turned out OK, right?" Well, think again.

The Day I Decided to Send My Daughter to Rehab

Babble.com | Posted 03.16.2013 | Parents
Babble.com

I raced into the house and couldn't believe what I saw before me. My house had been burgled. Most of my valuables had been stolen and the place was a wreck. Presley looked strung out and hadn't even noticed things were missing.