"Addiction" is always about the underlying pain. The solution? Legalize and regulate all drugs. Integrate drug policy into public health. Treat addicts as humans, their physical and psychological issues as medical conditions.
Andre Agassi does not appear, to me, to be financially motivated, He appears to be a human being attempting to grow and find a happier sustainable place in this world.
On October 14, 1982, President Ronald Reagan declared war on drugs ... again. There have been one or two conflicts in human history that lasted longer -- though we'd better win this before 2012, or we'll find ourselves alone in a league with the Hundred Years' War.
We don't care if this isn't our grandfather's instant coffee, it reminds us of our grandfather (who was last spotted hollering about health care at a town hall meeting due to a combination of dementia and Glenn Beck).
Sparkman's workaday life and violent death -- whatever the cause and whoever the culprit -- highlight the precarious struggles of the white working class and the brewing storm surrounding the 2010 Census.
I've served nine-and-a-half months, including four months at the California Institute for Men at Chino -- the very prison torn apart by rioting last weekend.
It's time to end these draconian war on drugs laws and implement a sentencing structure that promotes fairness and justice.
The role of drugs and drug addiction loom large in our society, but instead of demonizing addicted individuals, we need an alternative approach: treatment, not imprisonment.
As it stands now, consumers with colds across the country must present a photo ID and sign a log in order to purchase cold and allergy medicines containing pseudoephedrine.
Oelwein is a microcosm of small town everywhere, but Methland shows that the drug abuse is a symptom, not the cause, of the deeply ingrained problems facing rural America.
Rep. Michele Bachmann is asking Americans to stand up and not be counted! It's a bold move that defies even the remaining conventional wisdom of her party.
The result of the fiction that blacks are the prime drug users and abusers has been devastating in law and public policy.
Apart from all the public safety dangers, the easily predictable increases in human- and drug-smuggling which would also arise make plain what a bad plan this was to begin with.
Sarah Palin is right. It was wrong of me to automatically assume that it was crystal meth. Of course Alaskans can be addicted to other drugs! And they should be!
Researchers are arguing that drugs that "boost the brain" should be permitted legal if they are safe and effective. Here's where it gets interesting: many drugs that boost the brain also produce a high.
Of course we don't want to distract energy from the fight against Prop 8's vicious proponents - but if we don't deal with these issues, rising HIV levels and the possibility of super-AIDS will deal with us.