September 2, 2016

Helping Others Find Recovery

In any given city or town in the United States, one can find a 12-Step meeting of recovery. Behind the closed doors, recovering addicts and alcoholics form circles and share their experience, strength and hope with one another. They do so anonymously, without fears of judgement or scrutiny. While...

July 18, 2016

THE OTHER TRAGEDY BEHIND PRINCE’S DEATH

The following Op-Ed was published on CNN.com Monday, July 11th.--------------------------------------------------------Editor's Note - Chris Johnson is an emergency medicine physician who practices in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. He is chair of the Minnesota Department of Human Services Opioid Prescribing Work Group and serves on the Board of Physicians for Responsible...

June 22, 2016

Mandatory Addiction Treatment Can Be Ineffective

In the circles of addiction recovery around the globe, it is often said that people with substance use disorder need to want to get better in order to do so—often times a “rock bottom” experience is required for such a desire to arise. The friends and families of addicts...

February 12, 2016

WHAT IS A “GATEWAY” DRUG?

We've come a long way since the days of "Reefer Madness," the 1936 cautionary and highly exaggerated propaganda film, depicting marijuana as a scary and mind-controlling substance. In fact, instead of warning our children of the powerful and dangerous effects of cannabis, we are legalizing the use of the...

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