July 8, 2020

The Relational Roots of Addiction

The fractured person soothes or stimulate himself to feel “whole” Addiction provides temporary relief — emotional regulation that was otherwise unavailable. It can make the addicted […]
June 25, 2020

Alcoholics Anonymous, struggling to reach new members during the shutdown, expects a surge

Meetings have always been a path to sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous. But instead of hunting for a gathering in a church basement, these days, most seekers […]
June 3, 2020

COVID-19 ‘deaths of despair’ could reach 150,000, new study suggests

Alcoholism. Drug overdoses. Suicide. These “deaths of despair” could reach 150,000 in the U.S. if more isn’t done to provide access to mental health care, increase […]
May 27, 2020

I lost my son to an accidental overdose during COVID-19: Here’s what you should know

A mother who lost her only child to an accidental drug overdose is speaking out in hopes of saving lives as overdose deaths raise national concerns […]
May 1, 2020

Portman says pandemic making fight against opioids harder

A key senator in the fight against opioids says the U.S. cannot afford to take its eye off the addiction crisis as it combats the coronavirus […]
April 15, 2020

As pandemic and stay-at-home orders spread, so does alcohol consumption

Ward Greenberg, an American lawyer working in Germany, said he was going to give up drinking temporarily for Lent, but when the coronavirus pandemic hit, he decided it […]