Those of us who tackled the AIDS epidemic head-on are facing a new plague -- the one that likely killed Spencer Cox. As yet unnamed, it manifests in aimlessness, depression, broken relationships, substance abuse, unsafe sex and suicide.
AIDS has always been creative in its cruelty. And it has learned to reach through the decades with the second-hand tools of disillusionment and depression and heart-numbing traumas, or, more to the point, using the simple weapon of crystal meth, with all its seductions and deceits.
It's high time for gay America finally to end the silence and speak out boldly about the plague of crystal meth addiction and abuse in our community that contributed to Spencer Cox's death -- and continues to destroy the lives of so many others.
In Alaska, many of us need guns to fill our freezers, but if you need a 30-round clip you're a pretty poor hunter. If you are hoarding automatic (yes, they are legal) or semi-automatic weapons, you need Viagra.
Don Lemon, who remembered our first visit and never mentioned the circumstances, who knew this interview meant growth for me, a sort of redemption, perhaps, and who even knew a little about overcoming shame himself, reached out in a gesture of support: a hug.
Eugene Jarecki's powerful documentary The House I Live In looks at the human consequences of the drug war's failure, which has left the African American community as collateral damage.
When you're on probation, you steer clear of trouble. You try to to avoid any appearance of impropriety and you're on your best behavior. Not the Transportation Security Administration.
Today we are releasing the 2012 National Drug Control Strategy -- the Obama Administration's primary policy blueprint for reducing drug use and its consequences in America. It is based on the premise that drug addiction is a chronic disease of the brain that can be prevented and treated.
Our nation's seemingly ravenous appetite for drugs also raises problematic questions about the larger culture the media has helped create. Why is it that a nation that enjoys one of the highest standards of living in the world also suffers one of the highest rates of drug abuse?
America's challenge with Adderall is not unlike the much more public debate over the prescription opiates like Oxycontin and Vicodin.
Out-of-control behavior, irresponsible actions and the ability to substantially screw up one's life knows no boundaries between the use of alcohol or drugs.
I don't know who nominates people for Memphis' local Emmy awards, but whoever it is needs to nominate a video I just saw in the "investigative report"...
By now it's clear that Breaking Bad is mixing together a couple of familiar genres -- the horror novel and gangster movie -- and that the catalyst for this unique experiment in American television will be the metaphor of chemistry.
Anthony Weiner is not a pig. Anthony Weiner is a perfectly healthy and fairly typical man. Men have evolved over millions of years to put their sper...
When a person suffering from mental illness happens to be a pregnant woman, she does not lose her right to be treated like other human beings experiencing the same problems.