Glance at the magazines in any supermarket checkout line, and it can sometimes seem as though every celebrity is struggling with drugs or alcohol. In reality, addiction is just as likely to touch the lives of the ordinary as it is the famous. The only difference is the famous are sure to have a global…
When musician, singer and songwriter Michael Shapiro tells the story of his drug and alcohol addiction, he starts in 1976, when his father took him to see Carlos Santana perform.
A legal tool meant to take wealth and assets from suspected drug dealers has been halted by the Department of Justice (DOJ) after years in which millions in valuables were seized from people never charged with a crime.
Not all teen prescription drug abuse prevention programs are created equal, as researchers from Duke University and Pennsylvania State University discovered during a recent study.
It began as one person honoring her parent. Today, Project Semicolon is a viral phenomenon, challenging mental illness stereotypes and spreading a message of hope and encouragement to all those struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.
When Jamie Tworkowski first met Renee Yohe, she was 19, depressed, bipolar, and hooked on coke and booze — with 50 scars from cutting herself. He was struck by the self-hate phrase she’d carved into her forearm.
A marathon session of watching your favorite TV show sounds harmless enough. Thanks to on-demand viewing and online streaming, it’s easy to catch up on several episodes or even a whole season at a time. But binge-consuming anything — whether it’s TV, booze or food — may be a sign that something is missing in…
Being a workaholic is something that some people might joke about. Addiction researchers take it seriously, though. Being addicted to work is a real thing and it can be a real problem for some people.
Having the serious talks with your kids isn’t easy. Talking to your teen about sex, peer pressure, drugs, drinking and other issues can be awkward and many parents avoid it. But as daunting as the task may be, do not skip these conversations. Teens whose parents talk to them about drinking are much more likely to be…
Parents have a powerful influence on their children’s choices, setting the tone for values and behavior. How can a concerned parent help prevent substance abuse and/or help kids in addiction recovery? The National Institutes of Health offers suggestions including early awareness and intervention, family bonding, and supervision of children’s activities.