Until the coroner tells us, we don't know exactly why Whitney Houston died, and even then there will still be much we'll never know -- as always when someone dies. But let's skip the comforting story about the "pressures of fame."
The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America will welcome more than 2,500 delegates from across the country for the 22nd Annual National Leadership Forum in National Harbor, MD, just outside Washington. And they have a lot to show for their more than two-decades of work.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently proposed cracking down on alcohol sales in an attempt to curb the city's alcohol abuse problem. It's logical that reducing alcohol availability will in turn reduce sales and decrease use and abuse.
It's about time more states recognized that low-level drug users are often victims who need help to fight their addictions. As we've said before, incarceration does the opposite of what we want to accomplish -- it turns those nonviolent users into criminals.
It's tempting to make fun of Hi, My Name is Jack, the melodramatic memoir of a now sober marketer for Christian ministries and publishers. The book is a soap opera, whose characters have no redeeming virtues.
We now have an opportunity to shift the emphasis to the problem rather than the person. Let us correct our perception of those who abuse substances to reflect current understandings that support humane, non-judgmental and comprehensive treatment.
When I learned that a medical marijuana dispensary owner with an MBA was going to be a contestant on the new season of "Survivor," I was interested in how this individual might address his controversial career on the show.
Whether your child is in grade school or college, the discussion about their sibling's substance abuse issues is difficult, but a responsible parent realizes the importance of an honest, open exchange of ideas with all family members.