At least a few (usually more) times a year we hear about a star entering/leaving rehab, getting in trouble with the law or sadly dying from the disease of addiction. But could one of the major addictions in Hollywood be non-substance related?
We could blame it all on the food companies that make the junk food, and the technology companies that keep inventing more ways for us to be sedentary. But as noted, the enemy is both them and us.
As we move from security transition towards the transformational decade (2015-2024), we are faced with even less military and civilian support to assist current counter-narcotics efforts in Afghanistan in a meaningful way.
The first time I ever heard the phrase "harm reduction" I was sprawled across my living room couch watching the news with my husband. The feature stor...
I announced that I finally understood what everyone had been saying about how alcohol was a clear gateway to drugs, a fact I'd never known before because I'd always done drugs all the time -- without ever needing alcohol to ease the transition or give me the idea.
Perhaps the owners of Toys-R-Us and their advertising team have been reading Brave New World because this advertisement mocking nature and encouraging consumerism seems ripped right from Huxley's book.
The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy found that 97 percent of the Internet pharmacies it examined are not compliant with federal or state laws as well as industry standards.
If we addicts want to make real changes for ourselves -- socially, politically -- we must stop participating in our own degradation. Painting ourselves as uncanny abominations who see things that normal people cannot see -- all of this simply plays into the ongoing marginalization of addicts and drug users everywhere.
If we were to legalize drugs like cocaine, heroin, and yes even meth, we would destroy criminal monopolies that lead to crime, and ultimately curb a lot of violence in America. If the drugs were regulated then many deaths would be prevented, as well as a massive reduction in crime as it does abroad.
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday recommended new restrictions on the use of some prescription painkillers. Citing a reported dramatic increase in the number of overdose deaths related to opioid-based painkillers over the last decade.
With a solid foundation of how the website worked, last month's arrest gave us the opportunity know the operator and his motivations. Since then we h...
Informal and marginalized urban communities, no matter how vibrant and well established, inhabit a "no man's land" on the periphery of laws and institutions -- fighting for recognition and for protection.
Two minutes, two days, two months, two years, 22 years... it's all a miracle when it comes to recovery, but in reality, and as cliché as this may sound, all we have is this moment, and it's up to us, and only us, to decide how we're going to live it.
The idea that there are cocaine smugglers out there operating radar-eluding submarines full of contraband might lead one to believe that the drug trade has entered a new era of James Bond-like technological proficiency. The truth is, these boats would make Captain Bligh's vessel seem like a luxury cruise ship.
It's easy to drive by Catalyst Community Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina, without noticing it. Tucked into an old strip mall next to a tire sho...
Eliza Moore never saw herself as much of a hero, certainly not one who would save the lives of multiple strangers. But thanks to a new state law that ...