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.
Cameron Douglas -- who recently received a reduced sentence (from 10 years to five) in exchange for his cooperation -- is now likely to face a very tough time in prison.
The best show on TV? Right now, it's unquestionably Breaking Bad. The Season Three finale is Sunday night at 10 p.m. and actor Bryan Cranston is relishing the critical success of the series.
Thanks to Netflix and what economists are calling the jobless recovery, I've almost caught up with AMC's "Breaking Bad." If you haven't seen this show...
Should the media be banned from Cameron's sentencing hearing? What do you think?
The stories in Burning Bright are beautiful. Each story is luminescent, deeply communicative of Appalachia and perfectly framed with sentences both lyrical and grounded.
The Westsiders tracks the friendships of three surfers and how they pushed each other to become superstars. You ride the wave with them, and watch them rise, fall and again rise.
Call it what you like - ADD, ADHD, AD/HD, Attention Deficit Disorder (with or without hyperactivity) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This...