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From Homelessness to Cirque du Soleil

Joe Putignano | Posted 07.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Joe Putignano

I had been struggling with heroin addiction for nine years and tried everything to get clean. I was barely keeping a job and frequently going to twelve-step meetings, but I could not stop using heroin because every time I did, I would end up with terrible physical withdrawal.

To Address Addiction, Start With Words

Yngvild Olsen | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Yngvild Olsen

In large part, the misperception of opioid use disorder stems from a failure of language. We are boxed in by an outdated lexicon that reflects the unfortunate view of individuals with addiction as moral failures and criminals.

For Young People Addicted to Painkillers, the Path Less Taken -- Why?

Stephen J. Pasierb | Posted 02.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephen J. Pasierb

While no one treatment approach is right for every teen, it is clinically sensible -- but not easy -- to find comprehensive care. We tell families to look for three things.

The President Needs a New Bag -- Motivational Interviewing

Stanton Peele | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Stanton Peele

People don't change their behavior and attitudes because you tell them to. Instead, they react to being told what to do by erecting defensive barriers and hunkering down.

Naltrexone: Anti-Addiction Pill 'No Urge, No Craving'

CNN | Caleb Hellerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A no-frills bar called Goober's, just north of Providence, Rhode Island, is probably the last place you'd expect to find a debate over cutting-edge ad...

Vivitrol: A Cure For Alcoholism?

Dr. Rock Positano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Rock Positano

Is there a cure for alcoholism? Certainly, there's abstinence from "hitting the bottle." But how do you get to abstinence? Some people are benefiting ...