Three Persistent Myths about Heroin use and Overdose Deaths

Counter Narcotics Police of Afghanistan

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

heroin

Tweet 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 […]

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

071713_corymonteith.jpg

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

Prayers Dashed: Cory Monteith Died Doped Up and Alone

Cory-Monteith

“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?

hospital-bed_flickr_aarondn93

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.”

superhero_flickr_timothyJ

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

Where the F**k Do I Surrender?

3064321797_5ea2a996b6_b

A family history of addiction and recovery.

A Permanent Solution to a Temporary Problem

shutterstock_99682424

Not every suicide looks like a suicide.

Newsflash: Chubby Children Need to Eat Less Crap

Screen Shot 2012-04-12 at 10.23.52 PM

Jamie Reidy comments on a less-than-earthshattering study on fat kids’ diets.

#1 Witness

Kamber Iraq

What is male goodness? Sometimes, just witnessing the good in others.

27 Years Without a Fix

3209638395_f80fb1b3b1_z

Ron Tannebaum shares his story of the luxurious wealth and crippling addiction that came with smuggling, dealing, and ultimately abusing cocaine and heroin.

Hooked on Distraction

proulx

Erik Proulx’s father died of a heroin overdose. Twenty-five years later, Erik wonders if his own addiction to technology might just be a slower kind of death.

Men on Addiction

Addicted To

We asked men from around the country, What are you addicted to? This is what they told us.

A Junk-Tank Like Me

MichaelGuitar

When you’re an addict, “It’s not that you don’t care. It’s that you don’t care enough.”