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My Mom Is My Hero

Ryan Hampton | Posted 05.12.2017 | Parents
Ryan Hampton

My mom was always there. From the very beginning of my life, to the darkest days of my addiction, she believed in me. Whether things were good or they...

Trumpcare Will Be Catastrophic For People With Mental Health Issues

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 05.04.2017 | Healthy Living

House Republicans on Thursday passed an updated version of the American Health Care Act, which could affect the millions of people who live with a men...

Brad Pitt Joins Lineup Of Hollywood Leading Men Recovering Out Loud

Ryan Hampton | Posted 05.05.2017 | Healthy Living
Ryan Hampton

First Iron Man, then Batman, and now – Tyler Durden? In a recent interview with GQ, leading man Brad Pitt announced that he had quit drinking and wa...

As A Physician Practicing In The Safety Net, I Worry About The Patients We Do Not See

The Conversation US | Posted 04.29.2017 | Politics
The Conversation US

By Dave A. Chokshi, New York University Langone Medical Center In medicine, we speak of “seeing patients” when we are rounding in the hospital or ...

The Patients We Do Not See

Dave Chokshi, M.D. | Posted 04.28.2017 | Healthy Living
Dave Chokshi, M.D.

In medicine, we speak of “seeing patients” when we are rounding in the hospital or caring for those who come to our clinics. But what about those ...

Woman Opens Up About Life With Heroin Addiction In Outspoken Interview

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.19.2017 | Politics

On Wednesday, West Virginia’s WSAZ posted a video interview to their Facebook page featuring 35-year-old Lisa Marie Stone, a woman who was recently ...

Opioid Use Common Even After Minor Surgery

Lisa Rapaport | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.19.2017 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - The risk that surgery patients will become chronic opioid users may be similar after minor procedures or major operations, a U.S. s...

A Mother's Plea To Save The Affordable Care Act

Gretchen Burns Bergman | Posted 04.20.2017 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Burns Bergman

My two sons are alive and well, so this Mother’s Day I’m speaking out in gratitude for the Affordable Care Act. For the sake of millions of parent...

Women Are Treated Shamefully Under Wisconsin's "Cocaine Mom" Law

Sara Finger | Posted 04.19.2017 | Women
Sara Finger

As caring people who want to promote the birth of healthy babies, we should be very concerned that Wisconsin is still enforcing a punitive law that is...

Can New York Curb The Opioid Epidemic?

David Sandman | Posted 03.14.2017 | Healthy Living
David Sandman

I know someone who has suffered from an addiction to opiates. Like many addicts, his reliance on narcotics began innocently. He was in a car accident ...

Psychedelics May Help Reduce Opioid Addiction, According To New Study

Jag Davies | Posted 02.22.2017 | Politics
Jag Davies

The criminalization of people who use psychedelics is rooted in myths that are the vestiges of colonialism and the drug war – and, one by one, those...

5 Big Things We Have To Lose If Republicans Repeal Obamacare

Kaiser Health News | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.21.2017 | Healthy Living

As Republicans look at ways to replace or repair the health law, many suggest shrinking the list of services insurers are required to offer in individ...

We Won’t Make America Great Until We Trump Addiction And Mental Health

Ryan Hampton | Posted 02.17.2017 | Politics
Ryan Hampton

With millions of Americans potentially losing access to health care, and an addiction crisis that’s draining our resources every day it goes unaddre...

LGBT Rights: Bringing The 'Pride' Movement To Addiction Treatment

Dr. Jonathan Horey | Posted 06.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonathan Horey

Addiction can truly happen to anyone. We treat people of all lifestyles, demographics and socioeconomic statuses, all of whom have learned how similar their struggles are to each other's, and that they have more in common than they may have originally thought.

Recovery, Transformation and the Search for Meaning

Brooke M. Feldman | Posted 02.28.2017 | Healthy Living
Brooke M. Feldman

For many of us in recovery from a substance use disorder, we often cite our devastating experience with substance misuse as the catalyst for self-discovery and the facilitator of our own personal awakening.

What To Say To A Loved One With A Drug Abuse Problem | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.23.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Stephanie Pappas Published: 10/23/2015 02:37 AM EDT on LiveScience Former NBA player Lamar Odom has emerged from a coma after being found unconsc...

Integrate Housing With Treatment

Deborah De Santis | Posted 10.05.2016 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

Last year, we joined with the National Council on Behavioral Health (National Council) to convene a group of housing, homeless and treatment experts f...

Drug Courts: Criminal Approach to a Public Health Issue

Elaine Pawlowski | Posted 07.29.2016 | Crime
Elaine Pawlowski

Labeling drug court participants as addicts and forcing drug treatment on those who are not addicted because they were caught with drugs continues to misuse treatment resources. Legislators cannot use drug treatment courts as a way to address this growing public health issue.

Addiction: Bad Behavior Or Biologically-Based Disorder?

John J. Mariani, M.D. | Posted 11.10.2012 | Healthy Living
John J. Mariani, M.D.

Most people in the United States sample alcohol and other addictive substances at some point during their lifetime. What separates the people who go on to develop addiction from those who don't are a series of variables that were not in their control.

War Over Addiction: Evaluating The DSM-V

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

You've heard about the Drug War? Well there's a war being fought over addiction by the Task Force revising the psychiatric bible in the United States.