The people who broke into my home took a framed picture of my children that had been tucked away out of view and put it face down out in the open. This incident occurred as I'm carrying out an investigative reporting project into Mexico's most high-profile human rights crime.
This night encourages aims to encourage millennials to have an honest and open conversation about their problem in order to tackle it at its roots and provide them with the tools they need to face addiction.
Yesterday evening, thanks largely to the influence and convening power of Mehmet Oz, the nation was invited to talk about addiction. Among those weigh...
The public outcry and political scrutiny over the pricing policies of drug companies Valeant and Turing has amplified the national debate over high specialty drug costs.
Communities 4 Action (C4A), which aids prevention initiatives addressing a broad spectrum of risky behaviors, provides what Chairman Stephanie Paulmeno describes as "capacity and collaboration building."
The man I once viewed as "the strongest daddy in da' world" was now too weak to defend himself against the young dope boys in the community. Overnight he became less entertaining. His jokes became irritating. His singing and dancing morphed into buffoonery. He could do no right in my eyes.
It is clear that the DEA has done more damage than good when it comes to drug use in the U.S. From the rise of toxic designer drugs to the billions of dollars wasted fighting on the "war on drugs" to the innocent lives lost because of their carelessness, it is time to cut our losses and shut down the DEA.
A visit to Mexico, with places like Ayotzinapa and Ciudad Juárez as backdrop, will challenge Pope Francis to re-articulate a vision of the common good dramatically at odds with the reality of contemporary Mexico, and to offer hope to a people weighed down by near hopelessness.
Tori did not wake up one day and say to herself, "I am going to fall in love with a drug addict," or "I am going to have a child with a drug addict." Many loved ones aren't even aware of the substance abusers' struggles until the lies they put into place in order to hide their habit begin to unravel.
We live in a perfect storm that invites addiction in and then nourishes it. We must now realize that addiction is among the most serious and costly diseases we face. And in order to change, we are actually going to have to change the way we understand it, the way we relate to those who have it and the ways we treat it.
His agency contacts a select group of young men that are most likely to be involved in shootings -- the ones who've brushed off help and stubbornly refused to change. With directed help, ONS gives the boys a profitable alternative to crime, starting with a monthly paycheck up to $1,000 for staying out of trouble.
The nation's drug epidemic, specifically the abuse of heroin and opiates, has earned center stage in politics and pop culture alike. The fact that we're talking about the devastating disease of addiction is welcome progress; those of us in the treatment field have been promoting awareness and de-stigmatization for years.
The concern, of course, is that the drug will now be prescribed more routinely to children in less severe pain. I'm no cynic, but we've seen this happen again and again.
It is a lot easier to start the conversation when it is about a public or celebrity figure like Lamar Odom than when it is about our loved one. However, the questions are the same.
Brandon Caro's debut novel, Old Silk Road, is an important, tough read, both for the dirt-under-its-nails portrayal of soldiers, and for a complex plot that rewards a reader with insights into America's longest war, in Afghanistan.
Ever since my kids were in preschool, I have been talking to them about drugs. While some people might think I'm crazy for doing that, I have a rational explanation. As my mom always said when she was raising us, "I want to talk to you about things way before it becomes a problem."