Had the fictional TV show "Breaking Bad" been set in Illinois or another state in the Midwest, Walter White, aka Heisenberg, would have felt right at home.
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.
Do you remember the shock wave in January 2009 that shook the media world when a tweet broke the hard news story that a plane had to make an emergency landing on the Hudson River? That's social media in action.
Breaking Bad may have gotten a lot of the story right, from the family nature of the drug to the penetration of the industry by Mexican cartels. Our research reveals new information about the personal nature of meth markets, the unintended consequences of legislation put in place to curb its manufacture and use, and the drug's terrible impact on children.
In addition to Nicholas Snow Live, I am honored to produce Intervention 911 with Ken Seeley, also featuring Chelsea Edwards, Steven Richitt and Eric McLaughlin with compelling guests. Their focus? Talking about addiction and recovery while dissecting the issues and creating solutions.
I know that I am inviting controversy by claiming that some straight men seek sex with men, especially because I have found that "father hunger" can be a contributing factor. However, there is a world of difference between what I am claiming and what the reparative therapists claim.
Meth Head, a much-needed film, is riveting in its portrayal of the fast, destructive cycle of methamphetamine addiction.
Despite the minimal protections for victims of drug use and the Islamic Republic's typical manner of glossing over their domestic problems, Iran spends approximately one billion dollars per year on anti-drug operations.
There is a drastic need for federal legislation to legalize it on a national level and create some overall format for states to follow in their implementation.
Rob Ford, the illustrious Mayor of Toronto, has entered rehab. I know it might come as a shock to you given the purity he has shown but alas, no one's...
"I did it for me. I liked it. I was good at it. And I was really -- I was alive." - Walter White, final episode of Breaking Bad I got to the end of B...
With over $51 billion spent per year, the United States will arrest over 1.5 million people for nonviolent crimes, and the ethnic discrepancies are atrocious.
What if someone offered you this deal: Do business with me, and I promise to kidnap, torture and murder people. I'll help spread corruption and drug ...
Since getting my ICD implanted, I've been shocked three times. At first, I ignored what the doctors said and kept exercising, convinced they had misdiagnosed me and that this would all go away; everything would be like it used to.
Methland: The Death and Life of a Small American Town by Nick Reding is one scary book. It is the only book I'm aware of that understands at a fundamental level that meth isn't a drug problem, it is a symptom of our current societal and economic problems.
Damaging cuts caused by sequestration have placed real obstacles in the way of ensuring full support for services and programs that expand prevention, treatment and smart-on-crime initiatives that represent a 21st century approach to drug policy. But there is good news...