Too Little, Too Late: FDA Responds to Opioid Epidemic

Drugs get FDA approval based on limited research performed under exotic conditions by the very drug companies that stand to profit from positive research.

Should the NFL Let Players Use Pot for Pain?

The NFL is a serial practitioner of drug hypocrisy. It tightly controls relatively harmless pot, but condones dangerous opioid use.

A Detailed Look at DUI Laws and Penalties in the State of Florida

Florida state lawmakers have taken away some discretion of the county courts in determining the sentence of someone pleading to or found guilty of DUI.

A Ray of Hope for Substance Abuse Treatment

President Trump has picked a real winner for the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health: Dr Elinore McCance-Katz.

Breaking News: Attorney General Escalates War on Drugs

Stuck in the midst of a constitutional mess, AG Sessions has managed to create another new and unnecessary drug policy mess.

Methadone Saved My Life: The Real Reason You Never Hear Those Words (Part I)

Stigma against methadone and buprenorphine isn’t just a social burden; it has real-world consequences.

Spotlight on Self-Advocacy and Alcohol

Whether you believe yourself to be a moderate drinker or a teetotaler, it’s up to you to provide a full background of your alcohol use.

Opioid Overdose, Benzos, and Anxiety Management Part II

This column takes an in-depth look at the “universal precautions” approach to anxiety, addiction, and benzo use.

Is Pot a Good Treatment For Opioid Addiction?

As more and more states legalize it for medical indications, a number of addiction treatment programs are using pot as a substitute for people addicted to opioids.

The Demise of For-Profit Addiction Treatment

The substance abuse treatment industry has become a multi-billion dollar industry – an enormous “cash cow” with very deep pockets.