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Do Mental Health Apps Help Anyone?

Anna David | Posted 12.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Anna David

Look support is support. Even anti-AA folks can agree on the fact that bonding with other people struggling with the same issues can be life saving. But studies have already shown that mental health apps work best when there's a professional involved. And not to get Nietzschean but if there's a professional involved, then what's the point of the app?

Maybe We've Been Thinking About Addiction All Wrong

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics

The opposite of drug addiction is not sobriety, it’s connection, according to best-selling author Johann Hari. The animated video above, adapted fro...

The Science of Addiction and Recovery

Michael Bader, D.M.H. | Posted 10.16.2016 | Science
Michael Bader, D.M.H.

Putting a drug, whether alcohol or any other addictive substance, into our bodies in order to change our state of mind is the result of prior psychological, familial and social experience, experiences that then support and reinforce addictive behavior.

Spirituality vs. Science? A Rebuttal to The Atlantic Article, 'The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous'

Tommy Rosen | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact
Tommy Rosen

While I absolutely believe that AA is far from perfect, please trust me when I suggest that we would not want to wake up tomorrow in a world without it.

What The U.S. Can Learn From Portugal About Decriminalizing Drugs

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 02.03.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Here in the U.S., we have heard the phrase "War on Drugs" for more than 40 years. It started in 1971, with Richard Nixon labeling drugs as "public ene...

Is My Isolating Teen Destined for Addiction?

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 03.29.2015 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

The important thing is to gently steer him out of isolation and into activities that connect him with others, in ways that feel safe and manageable to him.

Disgraced Journalist Makes Surprising Choice

Posted 01.20.2012 | Media

On Friday, British journalist Johann Hari revealed that he will not be returning to the Independent. Hari took leave from the newspaper last year ...

Johann's Industry Must be Judged Equally Guilty

Mark Donne | Posted 11.15.2011 | Media
Mark Donne

Reporters and commentators writing on issues including social deprivation and inequality who have lived and breathed social deprivation and inequality; good heavens, what would that look like?

Columnist Apologizes Over Major Scandal, Accepts Punishment

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung and Jack Mirkinson | Posted 11.14.2011 | Media

After being accused of repeated acts of plagiarism and stripped of a major prize, columnist Johann Hari apologized for his journalistic misconduct in ...

Caesar's Husband Must Also Be Above Suspicion

Joanna Papageorgiou | Posted 10.22.2011 | Media
Joanna Papageorgiou

Johann Hari has been branded as a leftie, gay columnist who rose to fame too young and is now paying the price for some sloppy techniques.

Top UK Journalist Stripped Of Major Prize As Scandal Growns And Grows

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 09.26.2011 | Media

British columnist Johann Hari has been stripped of the Orwell Prize, one of Britain's most prestigious journalism awards. The organizers of the pr...

The UK's Jayson Blair?

Katherine Fung | Posted 09.19.2011 | Media

The trouble is deepening for British journalist Johann Hari. The Independent's star columnist (and a blogger for The Huffington Post), Hari has al...

Star UK Columnist Suspended

Katherine Fung | Posted 09.11.2011 | Media

British newspaper The Independent has suspended journalist Johann Hari for two months pending an investigation into allegations that he used an online...

Johann Hari Denies Plagiarism Charges

Posted 08.31.2011 | Media

UPDATE: The Orwell Prize has issued a statement about the plagiarism allegations surrounding Johann Hari: "Given the seriousness of the allegations th...

Weekly Audit: The Real Legacy of Reaganomics

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Sunday marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of B-movie actor-turned-conservative president, Ronal...

Julian Assange Has Made Us All Safer -- and Been a Great Gift to US National Security

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Johann Hari

There is a squalid little irony when you see people who are literally bombing innocent civilians every day feverishly accuse a man who has never touched a weapon in his life of being "covered in blood."

Weekly Mulch: Clock Ticking for Climate Change Legislation

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Seven months out from the midterms, electoral anxieties are hampering potential climate change legislation. ...

The Republican Party Is Turning Into A Cult

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Johann Hari

Since Obama's rise, the US right has been skipping frantically from one fantasy to another, like a person in the throes of a mental breakdown.

Mocking the Poor is a Bad, Bad Strategy

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

A good way to fuel bigoted behavior is to make dissidents feel like they don't have an outlet for their frustrations.

If You Think Dubai Is Bad, Just Look at Your Own Country

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

I recently figured that if British journalists who come to Dubai don't send back something sensationalist it won't get printed and they won't get paid. After all, sleaze sells.

In Defense of Pirates

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Allison Kilkenny

It's important not to demonize Somalians, even the Somalian pirates. When we demonize our enemies, they become less than human, and it becomes easy to apply such blanket rhetoric as "terrorists."

Putting Today's 'Pirate' Attack in Context

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy Scahill

Take this fact: Over $300 million worth of tuna, shrimp, and lobster are "being stolen every year by illegal trawlers" off Somalia's coast, forcing the fishing industry there into a state of virtual non-existence.

The Dark Side Of Dubai

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

Once the manic burst of building has stopped and the whirlwind has slowed, the secrets of Dubai are slowly seeping out.

You Are Being Lied to About Pirates

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

The people our governments are labeling as "one of the great menaces of our times" have an extraordinary story to tell -- and some justice on their side.

Who Are the Most Overrated -- and Underrated -- People of 2008?

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

It should be part of everyone's New Year routine to ask: Who did we overrate in '08, and who didn't get their due? These are my proposals.