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TELL US: How Has Addiction Affected You And Yours?

Posted 04.30.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

For the week of May 5-9, HuffPost Live is airing a special week-long series about the social impacts of drug addiction. From the stigma of addiction t...

Why I'm Breaking Up With the Word 'Addict'

Meghan Ralston | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Meghan Ralston

"Addict'" is one of those words that so many of us use, largely without pausing to wonder if we should. We just take for granted that it's totally OK to describe a human being with one word, "addict" -- a word with overwhelmingly negative connotations to many people.

Program Pays Drug Addicts To Get Sterilized

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.29.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Should there by financial incentives for drug addicts to get vasectomies or tubal ligation? Or to use birth control until they're in a better conditio...

Waiting to Hit the Elusive 'Rock Bottom'

Deni Carise | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Deni Carise

That addiction is a disease means that we can do something about it, to prevent it, to treat it and take responsibility to self-manage it. David Sheff captures this eloquently in his book, and I work each day to spread the message that successful treatment and recovery are possible.

Surprising New Tool In The War On Meth

| Posted 11.06.2012 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Susanne Rust Considered one of the most widely abused and addictive recreational drugs, resear...

POLL: Should U.S. Charity Pay To Sterilize British Drug Addicts?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A plan to "bribe" addicts into not having children is getting a lot of attention across the pond. Barbara Harris is the founder and head of Project...

U.S. Charity Offers Drug Addict Money For Vasectomy

Yahoo! News | – | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A US charity is offering drug and alcohol addicts in the UK cash to be sterilised as part of a controversial scheme to prevent their addiction being p...

Wall Street and Legalized Loan Sharks

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

If there was ever a shining example of why you should Move Your Money from Wall Street, legalized loan sharking is a good one.

Astoria Characters: The Big-Hearted Restaurateur

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Joanna Nana Loiselle, a ferociously vivacious blonde whose eyes change color from green to blue to hazel with her outfits and her moods, is the one constant on the menu at Telly's Taverna.

Wall Street and Legalized Loan Sharks

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Don McNay

Gary Rivlan notes in his book, Broke USA, "the working poor have become big business." You wouldn't think that poor people would be a growth market, but businesses make big money off people who live paycheck to paycheck.

Joaquin Rivera Robbed While Dying In Emergency Room

Huffington Post/AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

UPDATE: Authorities have released footage of the terrible robbery: ******** PHILADELPHIA (Associated Press) - A school counselor suffering an app...

We're Paying For Winos To Live There and Get Drunk?

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

Providing housing for chronic alcoholics, who are still drinking, can save taxpayers more than $40,000 annually, per alcoholic, according to the study released this week.