"Want to have some self-esteem?" she asked. "Do estimable things." That was a novel idea. But little by little it is exactly what I did, and then one day I looked in the mirror and really liked the person I was becoming.
Teenagers will make their own choices, just as we did. In helping my son navigate peer pressure and make better decisions, safety is my highest priority and it should also be his.
Rarely do politicians or political parties offer a coherent framework for deciding when a higher level of government should preempt a lower level of government, or when individual liberty trumps state regulation. Which makes Alaska so refreshing and instructive.
Soon, my buddy Paul will be making online site reservations for our July 4th camping trip. That's seven months away, you say. Yes it is, but here in Southern California, the land of too many fucking people, you have to plan ahead. If you don't, you'll be pitching a tent between a bear box and the campground dumpster.
The world changes. It burns. It's something to live by. My wife and I will settle into its fires one day, but right now they've inspired us to keep moving, to journey and live unpredictably.
The laws of common sense and basic economic theory would suggest that the market for synthetic cannabis products should be dying. And yet, they represent the fastest growing group of novel psychoactive drugs reported to the EMCDDA.
The U.S. government has failed to stop the drug trade at home. Washington also has not created a competent, effective, and honest central government in Afghanistan. How effective will Kabul be in limiting opium production when American troops go home?
Just because you're married, doesn't mean dating goes out the window. It's easy to find yourself in the same monotonous routine once you're married, especially given all the new responsibilities you may face as a couple and as parents.
McKesson Corp. is the nation's largest drug distributor and earns roughly $4 billion a year serving as the primary pharmaceutical vendor for the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs. But it doesn't pay employees like Claude Hickerson, a veteran himself, enough to afford health care.
The son carried diagnoses of anxiety and depression and had been prescribed the usual culprits: antidepressants, tranquilizers, antipsychotics, and probably an anticonvulsant or two from the creative thinker who deduced bipolar disorder from the mélange. The father was bewildered by all of it. He knew heroin was the enemy, responsible for all the ravages. But why couldn't his son stay clean?
I sat under the overpass wondering about the destination of the cars that passed below. I was completely without responsibility and also completely wi...
Besides struggling to accept themselves, which is hard enough, transgender individuals face higher rates of suicide, homelessness, addiction and discrimination. And when it comes to getting help for substance abuse issues, trans people face a unique set of challenges.
I'll leave it up to others to debate the reasons behind this apparent contradiction. My own opinion is that ballot initiatives more accurately take the ideological pulse of the people because debates over issues must focus on issues, not personality, temperament or looks.
Takuma Sakuragi, a 70-year-old Japanese politician infamous for his fiery, anti-Chinese rhetoric, is on trial for drug smuggling -- in China. No amount of diplomacy will adequately explain away the 3.3 kilograms, just a little over seven pounds, of methamphetamine in his luggage.
To seal the deal and truly begin to close a harrowingly destructive chapter in American history, voters going to the ballot box Tuesday need to understand how the War on Drugs has failed, in every way, for over forty years.