Blaming the Victim: Trump and Mexico

We can’t blame Mexico for our drug problem. And we won’t find solutions by name calling. We must get our own act together.

Suicide: The Epidemic Nobody’s Talking About

With all this attention being given to opioids, we are overlooking another silent killer that’s responsible for even more deaths: suicide.

The Right Way – and the Wrong Way – to Deal With Our Opioid Epidemic

Drug companies and cartels kill 30,000 Americans a year, yet we see political hand waving, little action, and counterproductive mistakes.

Trump’s New Pot Policy

Seemingly, the Trump administration will be putting itself in opposition to the states taking a more permissive view of pot.

Why Isn’t Endorsement of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Teens with Opioid Addiction a Bigger Deal?

Last fall, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a formal Policy Statement supporting the use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for adolescents and young adults with opioid use disorders.

2015 CDC Report: US Overdose Deaths Top 50,000 For First Time 

The most effective strategy to improve public health is to identify a clearly defined, high frequency health threat and take systematic steps to reduce the risks it poses.

Can We Stop Calling It “Medication-Assisted Treatment”?

If addiction treatment involves using medication, why must we call it by a different name and relegate it to the outskirts of the recovery community?

Is Ecstasy a Magic Bullet for PTSD?

This premature, fake, media-driven endorsement may tempt many PTSD sufferers to give Ecstasy a try on their own, before knowing if it works and the potential harms.

Growing Research Interest in Non 12-Step Support Groups – Slow But Sure

Funding and research interests have been largely directed toward the study of AA and its 12-steps, while the study of alternative support groups has been neglected.

Self-Possession and the Art of Recovery

It is possible to identify some features of good recovery or successful remission without having to pledge allegiance to any particular side of the addiction debate.