August 10, 2016

Can You Get Over an Addiction?

By MAIA SZALAVITZ JUNE 25, 2016 I SHOT heroin and cocaine while attending Columbia in the 1980s, sometimes injecting many times a day and leaving scars […]
July 28, 2016

Al-Anon Is a Support Group for the Families of Alcoholics

Al-Anon Family Groups What Is Al-Anon? The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope, […]
July 13, 2016

The Deadly Triangle: Dentists, Drugs and Dependence

Like about five million people each year, 27-year-old Brittany Ringersen had her wisdom teeth removed when she was a teenager. But what Brittany’s dentist failed to […]
June 28, 2016

Redefining Mental Illness –

TWO months ago, the British Psychological Society released a remarkable document entitled “Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia.” Its authors say that hearing voices and feeling paranoid are […]
June 9, 2016

Legalizing marijuana is a hazy question once you’ve seen addiction up close – LA Times

Ive spilt more than you’ve smoked,” my brother-in-law, let’s call him Marty, bragged to my husband in the throes of his addiction. A measure to legalize […]
May 26, 2016

What Drug Ads Don’t Say –

DRUG companies are eager to tell you about their newest medicines. Turn on your TV or go online and there’s a new drug — with a […]