Prince, Heroin and Parkinson’s Disease

The rock legend taught me some things about coping with my disease.

Humanizing the Heroin Epidemic: A Photo Essay

Aaron Goodman shows his documentation of the lives of heroin users.

Grieving in the Shadows Offstage

We all grieve in our own way. John Morello chose haunting prose to heal himself and others in the wake of his brother’s death.

Thoughts from the Front Lines of the Heroin Epidemic

Tim Lineweaver has been there and works on the frontlines. The heroin epidemic isn’t going away and it’s in your homes and your backyards.

Everything We Think We Know About Addiction Is Wrong

What causes addiction? Easy, right? Drugs cause addiction. But maybe it is not that simple.

An Appalachian Saga: The Lost Boys and Girls

Fly me back to Neverland.

An Appalachian Tale: Heroin Hurricane

Small-town America isn’t what it used to be.

Can Medical Marijuana Curb the Heroin Epidemic?

Formerly demonized and later legislated as a Schedule 1 substance, marijuana could diminish the damage wrought by harder drugs, like heroin.

Being Drug Free Shouldn’t be a Requirement to Receive Housing

The search for social solutions to social problems

I Fell In Love With A Junkie

“He held my face to his and told me: ‘I have a history of heroin use, but I’m clean, and I’ve been tested. Are you sure you want to do this?'”

Three Persistent Myths about Heroin use and Overdose Deaths

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

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 […]

Cory Monteith Is Dead, But He’s Not The Only Addict

s.e.smith of xoJane discusses the tragic irony of romanticizing celebrity addiction.

Prayers Dashed: Cory Monteith Died Doped Up and Alone

“Sometimes the demons we fight are stronger and fleeter than we, and outrace our hearts.” Rev. Dr. Neil O’Farrell would like to see more support for addicts everywhere.

Dear John: Deathbed Confession Is Good For Whom, Exactly?

A deathbed confession of a stolen ring, gun-proofing a son’s sleepovers, and a badmouthing ex-wife.

“We’ve forgotten that being heroic doesn’t mean being strong all the time; it can be heroic to cry.”

This is a comment by J.G. te Molder and Lori Ann on the post “Confronting the Superhero Myth”.