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Drugs and Alcohol

Massive Global Drug Survey Underway

Adam Winstock | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
Adam Winstock

Anyone who has tried to talk to someone with a serious drug or alcohol problem has learned the hard way that the two sides might as well be speaking different languages. Yet we have done very little to get at the route of that gap in understanding.

Judge Rules You Can Randomly Test New Employees For Alcohol

AP | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal judge in Pittsburgh says United States Steel Corp. can randomly test new employees for drugs and alcohol, rejecting a ch...

A Year Above the Influence

Tommy O'Malley | Posted 04.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Tommy O'Malley

First post, this is tough. Mainly because I'm stone sober and the words don't yet come as easily as they do when I throw a little liquid or smoke on my brain, the mind-altering fuel that feeds my fingers as they type.

Whitney Houston and the Media Celebrity Death Watch

Maer Roshan | Posted 04.23.2012 | Media
Maer Roshan

Our nation's seemingly ravenous appetite for drugs also raises problematic questions about the larger culture the media has helped create. Why is it that a nation that enjoys one of the highest standards of living in the world also suffers one of the highest rates of drug abuse?

Our Addicted Nation Needs to Talk Solutions, Not Blame

Dr. Howard Samuels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Howard Samuels

Shaming and blaming addicts for their use and behavioral conditions is like putting out a fire with gasoline.