In the midst of the worst drug epidemic in American history, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's ability to keep addictive opioids off U.S. streets was derailed -- that according to Joe Rannazzisi, one of the most important whistleblowers ever interviewed by 60 Minutes.
We're going crazy with fake news, false information, and just plain skewed beliefs. Addiction and recovery are even more rife with confusion than just about anything else. Here are some truths about addiction and recovery that you can rely on.
I drove home while chatting excitedly on the phone with my best friend, she was leaving for a wedding out of state and I was readying to meet my new students the next day; we were both enthusiastic and grateful for the new experiences.
It's an STD. It can cause cancer, and it's on the rise. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the U.S. It’s so common that federal experts say that nearly every sexually active man or woman will be infected with at least one strain at some point in their lives.
Expectations can fuel and motivate how we relate and react to others. However, most of us don’t even realize that we have had an expectation, until we find ourselves feeling disappointed or upset.
William of Occam would have hated conspiracy theories. A 14th-century philosopher and Franciscan friar, William is celebrated for developing the “law of parsimony,” better known today as “Occam’s razor.”
Who get addicted and who doesn't? It's a fact of life that many teens and young adults experiment with drugs and alcohol, and it's important to take any teen use of alcohol and drugs very seriously. But know that not all experimentation ends in addiction. Many teens do not become addicted even if they have significantly experimented with chemical use.