July 24, 2020

The Business and War on Drugs: Supply and Demand

In 1971, at the height of the Vietnam War, President Richard Nixon made a bold proclamation. He declared the opening of a new battlefront more than eight thousand miles from the jungles surrounding My Lai—The United States of America. The conflict would take the lives of significantly more Americans...

May 1, 2020

Mental Health Awareness Month: “You Are Not Alone”

The national coronavirus epidemic and the global pandemic have taken a significant toll on those who live with mental illness. Stressful situations impact mental health disorders of any kind, and the same is true for people with behavioral health disorders involving drugs and alcohol.The new normal has led to...

December 19, 2019

Global Disease Burden of Alcohol

With all the discussion in the news about illicit drug use, it can be easy to gloss over the dangers of legal, mind-altering substances. Alcohol, for instance, is embedded into not only the fabric of American culture but much of the western world. Experts estimate that drinking is responsible...

November 4, 2015


Hillary Clinton has always been a major proponent of treatment over criminalization when it comes to addiction. Now, she is making a priority in her presidential campaign.CBS News has reported that Clinton unveiled a $10 billion plan in September, designed to fight drug and alcohol addiction. Her plan involves...

May 22, 2014


The recent news of Donald Sterling is appalling and unacceptable. His initial racist comments are detestable and the subsequent, unapologetic Anderson Cooper interview didn't help repair his image. This story, which has been running for consecutive weeks reminds us that although this country has made great strides, we still have a...

November 18, 2013

Depression Addiction Homelessness New Series Looks At Lives Of Former NFL Players

On November 17, 2013, AP Sports Writer Rick Freeman published an article entitled:Depression, Addiction, Homelessness - series looks at lives of former NFL playersYou can enjoy the entire article here.'As a former NFL quarterback, Ray Lucas was used to having a plan and carrying it out. A few years ago,...

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