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.
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 ...
Medical providers take an oath to protect the health of their patients, but in some instances, doctors may fail to prescribe life-saving medications o...
The need for Oreos to be indicted of war crimes before we acknowledge we are eating too many of them, and foods like them, says something profoundly disturbing about our culture. How bad is bad enough?
People don't abuse substances because they are bored, looking for stimulation, stressed, or prone to self-medicating. While these are the usual suspects promoted by psychology texts, media, even bloggers, they rarely bear fruit.
It's been reported that drug abuse is surging among baby boomers. In fact, for adults aged 50 to 54, the percentage of consumers of illicit substances more than doubled from 3.4 percent in 2002 to 7.2 percent last year.
One-hundred yards from my door is the charred pavement from a car that was lit afire in the middle of the night two weeks ago. Two years ago, a car was directly in front of my house in this state -- I guess you can call that improvement.
Attorney Daryl Atkinson of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice is known for passionate oratories on the need for criminal justice reform. An art...
Operating as an above-ground source for a variety of drugs, ranging from marijuana to heroin and virtually everything in between, Silk Road created a safe environment, free of weapons and violence during the transaction, where people could acquire drugs.
Too much homework is a problem, and the fast-approaching Common Core State Standards will probably make that situation worse. But there exist bigger problems in this world, too, and these overarching problems are not unrelated to who's doing how much homework.