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A Response To HuffPost's 'Dying To Be Free'

Peter V. Emerson | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics
Peter V. Emerson

If we can reduce human suffering, we can reduce addiction. We must decide that the cost of addiction in lives and money is not acceptable to our society in the 21st century. We highly commend Jason for his extraordinary article, and thank him for the lives he has saved.

The Call for Greater Use of Medication to Treat Drug Abuse (video)

GVH Live | Posted 11.23.2015 | College
GVH Live

By Shelina Assomull Addiction is a problem that faces 40 million Americans, 1 in 7 of the country. With this number continuing to rise, the issue i...

1 In 5 NYC Residents Have A Mental Health Problem

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living

At least one in five adult New Yorkers suffer from depression, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts or other psychological disorders every year, accord...

Violence and Mental Illness: Suicide, Not Homicide, Is the Major Problem

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 11.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

The major problem of violence among people with serious mental illness is not that they kill other people but that they kill themselves.

It's Hard to Hate Up Close: Recovery Advocacy in North Carolina

Tim Rabolt | Posted 10.28.2015 | Impact
Tim Rabolt

We need more recovery advocates like Christopher Campau. As a student at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, he's been in recovery from a substance use disorder since May of 2006. He continues to share his story publicly in a manner that includes emotions, honesty, and a call to action.

The Gift of Loss

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 10.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

C.S. Lewis said, "We read to know that we are not alone." I truly believe that this statement is correct. There is no greater loneliness that one can ...

What We All Can Learn From Lamar Odom's Tragedy

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 10.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

It is a lot easier to start the conversation when it is about a public or celebrity figure like Lamar Odom than when it is about our loved one. However, the questions are the same.

Jack Black Discusses Past Cocaine Use And His Brother's Death

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 10.09.2015 | Entertainment

Jack Black is making the press rounds for his new movie "Goosebumps," and the actor recently shed his funny exterior to talk about some tough&nb...

Why It's Not OK To Use 'Alcoholic' As A Joke, From The Daughter Of One

Cheyanne Dunn | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Cheyanne Dunn

Alcoholism is an actual disease, not a joke. Pay attention to what you are saying. You never know the truth behind someone's drinking habits.

Coming to Terms with My Family's Addiction Story

Jim Hood | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Jim Hood

One in three households in the U.S. are affected by addiction. Furthermore, someone dies from alcohol or other drugs every four minutes. That's roughly the same as a jumbo jet falling from the sky with no survivors -- every single day of the year.

It Ended Before It Began: Criminalizing a Young Brain

Merritt Juliano | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Merritt Juliano

Trying to identify those circumstances where an 18- to 25-year-old might fairly be treated as a juvenile, difficult though it may be, should be a priority for a modern society, particularly for non-violent offenders with a low outlook for recidivism.

"People Started Referring To Me As A Monster." A Gay Man's Struggle With Alcohol

Nathan Manske | Posted 10.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

Finally growing tired of the endless cycle of drinking, making mistakes, resolving them, and repeating the process all over again, Alexander had a moment of clarity and wanted to stop once and for all.

Future Lawyers Should Be Screened and Trained for Empathy

Mark Baer | Posted 08.27.2015 | Divorce
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Mark Baer

Law schools must begin recognizing the damage that is being caused to interpersonal relationships and our overall society, due to the low EQ levels of those involved in the field of law and make a concerted effort to address this extremely serious problem.

How Kentucky Embraced A Life-Saving Drug For Opioid Addicts

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the fall of 2013, there were very few doctors in Kentucky willing to prescribe naloxone, which can save opioid addicts who are overd...

Feds Now Pushing States Toward Medical Treatment For Heroin Addicts

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the first time, the federal agency responsible for most public funding of drug addiction treatment has added language to its grant ...

Hillary Clinton Meets With Black Lives Matter Protesters

POLITICO | Marina Fang | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics

KEENE, N.H. — Hillary Clinton met with five Black Lives Matter activists behind closed doors following her campaign event here on Tuesday eveni...

Insulting America's Sacred Idols: Helping Veterans Recover From Moral Injury

Matthew Hoh | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

If we are serious as a nation in our platitudes and compassion for veterans, then we must adhere to our nationally self-professed and loudly proclaimed values of justice, honor and courage and speak honestly with our veterans.

WATCH: Ex-NBA Player Goes From Addict to Inspiration

HooplaHa | Posted 07.28.2015 | Sports

To NBA fans, Chris Herren looked like he had it all. Money, fame and a gorgeous family. However, his life away from the bright lights of the NBA court was ridden with addiction to drugs and alcohol.

High Praise: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Save Lives

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

A new study released by the University of California-Irvine in conjunction with the RAND corporation, a non-profit global think tank, shows a correlation between states that have legalized marijuana and reduced rates of opioid addiction.

WATCH: Slash Helps At-Risk Teens Find Their 'Road to Recovery'

HooplaHa | Posted 07.24.2015 | Teen

Our friends and YouTube Channel Partner at Road Recovery are at it again helping at-risk teens. The organization, dedicated to helping young people ba...

Gay Bars Can Offer Entry to Community -- But the Cover Charge Can Be Steep

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 07.23.2015 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

Gay bars have played an outsized role in the lives of many gay men. They're often our first introduction to the gay community, our entry to a Technicolor world after struggling to be true to ourselves in a black-and-white world. They're where we meet others like ourselves and realize we're not 'the only one.'

Former FSU Star Offers To Mentor Players Embroiled In Abuse Controversy

HuffPost Live | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 07.16.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Perhaps it's something in the Tallahassee water, but the Florida State Seminoles football team is in trouble once again. After video surfaced July...

Do You Have to Drink in College?

ShimmerTeen | Posted 06.12.2015 | Teen

If drinking isn't your thing, you might be overwhelmed by the idea of everyone in college going out and partying on the weekends. You might be wondering if you will have any friends or social life at all if you don't. What happens to you if you don't want to drink? Is that okay? Absolutely!

Catching the Dream of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe -- A Glimmer of Hope in a Native 'National Emergency'

Reiner Lomb | Posted 07.01.2015 | Fifty
Reiner Lomb

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe (UMUT) is one of three tribes that comprise the Ute Nation and one of 566 federally recognized tribes that are dealing with this national crisis. For more than 2,000 years, the people of the Ute Nation have lived in Colorado, Utah, and Northern Arizona.

Ramadan Reflection Day 10: Lessons Learned on Healing From a Recovering Alcoholic

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 06.27.2015 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Do I believe that most mosques today would let recovering alcoholics and drug addicts speak to their congregations? Probably not. Do I think there is a problem with that? Yes, definitely. Our failure to engage diversity in our communities, inclusive of diversity in terms of life experience, leaves us potentially stunted in our individual and communal growth.