What causes addiction? Easy, right? Drugs cause addiction. But maybe it is not that simple.
Formerly demonized and later legislated as a Schedule 1 substance, marijuana could diminish the damage wrought by harder drugs, like heroin.
“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?'”
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.
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 […]
s.e.smith of xoJane discusses the tragic irony of romanticizing celebrity addiction.
“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.
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”.
A family history of addiction and recovery.
Not every suicide looks like a suicide.
Jamie Reidy comments on a less-than-earthshattering study on fat kids’ diets.