How I Became a Cocaine Addict

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Cocaine temporarily solved a big problem for Brian Cuban. But it created even bigger ones. Now in recovery, he recounts his journey into addiction.

Why Alcohol Attracts Teenagers – The Science Parents Need to Understand

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Dr. Bill Cloke explains the science behind teens making bad decisions, and how that can be dangerous.

Desirous of Everything at the Same Time: An Addict finds a Relationship and Recovery on the Road

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Marcel Michael Deer backpacked across Australia with a battered copy of Kerouac’s On the Road and a full-fledged drug addiction. He found an imperfect road to a relationship and recovery.

One Man’s Life-Long Love of the Allman Brother’s Band or How Music Saved My Life

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Think music is just for listening purposes? Think again.

The Paradox of Iran’s War on Drugs and its Progressive Treatment of Addiction

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Iran has one of the world’s biggest drug problems, but programmes for addicts are among the most enlightened.

10 Things I Want to Tell My Kids Before They’re Too Cool to Listen

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This week, my daughter turned 10, and two things occurred to me. The first was how the heck do I have a 10-year-old.

Like Parents, Like Children: The Dangers of Medicating Unhappiness, Stress, and Inconvenience

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Thomas Fiffer exposes three inconvenient truths about adults and wonders if children’s “attention deficit” is nothing more than the lack of a compelling message?

“Can Proper Drug for ADHD/ADD = Raising Quality of Life?”

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This comment by Archy on the post America, Please Stop Drugging Your Children

Going On A Bender By Gender

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Would it surprise anyone to know that men are more likely than women to drink to excess?

Striking Out

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Hank Kalet presents a compelling poem about baseball and teaching, expertly drawing parallels between the speaker’s personal life, Dwight Gooden’s mixed legacy, and a seemingly pedestrian classroom exercise.

Three Persistent Myths about Heroin use and Overdose Deaths

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Myths matter. Only by a clear understanding of the life course of heroin dependence, and the ways in which the drug kills, can we make evidence-based interventions to help people.

The Politics of Addiction

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While we’ve been fighting the War on Drugs, we’ve been leaving drug addicts behind. It’s time to change that. – When I was 21, my best friend died of a drug overdose. As far as his family and friends know, it was the first time he had tried heroin, although some of us knew that […]

How School Drug Policies Hurt the Disabled and the Depressed

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Tommy Raskin believes that current drug policies in schools tip the balance against young people who are self-medicating because of disability, depression, family dysfunction and social exclusion.

Breaking Dad: Relating to Walter White

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The character of Walter White did what he did for the survival of his family. Ron Mattocks wonders what lengths he must go to.

Touch Isolation: Insisting Boys Learn Independence Creates an Isolating Trap for Men

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Mark Greene believes that men heckle women about frequency of sex because men key on it as authentic contact in lives otherwise cut off from connection.

Into The Valley of Nod

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Steve Jaeger, with a chilling work of fiction about a forgotten way to go MIA in a war.