The idea of mental health -- as we know it -- has reached a dead end. It doesn't describe much of anything relevant to people's lives today.
Until now, I have not written about Whitney Houston, largely because so many others have. However, when I learned that Los Angeles radio hosts, John and Ken of KFI AM 640 had referred to Ms. Houston as a "crack ho", I could not remain silent.
The money and fame, which caused us to pay attention to Whitney, weren't enough to save her life. Most people who have a lot of money and power don't always have someone working for them who is also willing to tell them the truth.
I just had the pleasure of reading an important new book entitled, Cocaine, Death Squads and the War on Terror (U.S. Imperialism and Class Struggle in Colombia).
"First it was Michael Jackson, then it was Amy Winehouse and now the magnificent Whitney Houston. I'd like to have every gentleman and lady in this room commit themselves to get our government to legalize drugs."
We are working to change current drug policies from arrest and mass incarceration to therapeutic and restorative policies that will reduce the damage to our communities while improving public safety.
The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America will welcome more than 2,500 delegates from across the country for the 22nd Annual National Leadership Forum in National Harbor, MD, just outside Washington. And they have a lot to show for their more than two-decades of work.
Anyone who thinks welfare recipients do nothing but sit around and cash their checks isn't familiar with the schedules of Tiffany and many others like her.
For decades, the cornerstone of fulfilling the American dream has been getting a good education. But that cornerstone has crumbled for millions of America's children.
It's about time more states recognized that low-level drug users are often victims who need help to fight their addictions. As we've said before, incarceration does the opposite of what we want to accomplish -- it turns those nonviolent users into criminals.
If you didn't know it was real, you might think it was an episode of Law and Order. Fraud, threats, back alley pacts and over 400,000 victims. But, sadly, this story is the real thing. In the '90s, six million Americans took fen-phen, a diet pill combo that was billed as being "magic."
As with all things, knowledge is power and so there are several proactive things you can do to find out if recent prescription drug shortages will affect you, your family or the animals in your life.
Last week, a Belgian tourist said he believed he had been cut some slack by the New York City police mainly because he was white. Indeed, even a perfunctory look at US criminal justice figures reveals that something is not quite right.
Because of the authority with which words like "clinical depression" or "bipolar" are used in modern conversation, they are given the impression that those words have a permanence and solidity they do not actually have.
Sid realized that in order to truly wake up to reality as it is, he had to find a middle way in between these extremes of over-indulgence and beating himself up. You too have to find your own middle way.