"I think admitting to having a problem in general is the right first step, but to admit powerlessness is unhealthy... I think admitting powerlessness is more harmful because it doesn't help. Admitting that you want and need help is more useful after admittance."
The annual SAMHSA survey found that rates of use for most substances have dropped significantly, though most Americans are still not getting treatment.
The Centre for Social Justice has proposed a two-pence tax on alcohol in order to pay for addiction treatment.
Even if passed, the $80 million legislation is almost assured to be doomed by the Republican-led House.
Overall, addiction treatment and public policy toward it is actually regressing despite pockets of progress. Two of America's great researchers analyze the current situation.
Clayton Alfred White declared himself to be a professional drug counselor despite having no license or even training.
Jeffrey Jackson has been accused of putting recovering addicts at risk by housing them in rooms deemed unfit for human dwelling.
The international Combined Maritime Forces lacks the legal authority to arrest drug smugglers.
Australian police seize Batman ecstasy in drug raids, DUI suspect threatens to join ISIS, and man high on PCP hides in kindergarten bathroom.
Researchers have found the stronger the PTSD, the more likely a woman will suffer from eating addiction.
A recent study has claimed that the more frequent the use, the more adversely affected users can become.
Michael Harris stands accused of sexually assaulting male travelers from Germany, England, and the United States.
The GCDP stated, in no uncertain terms, that the half-century spent on the drug war had “failed, with devastating consequences around the world.” It's time to end the criminalization of drugs and pass legalization initiatives.
Checky is designed to keep users constantly aware of how often and even why they're always checking their phones.
Researchers found that using marijuana to cope with traumatic events could lead to increased dependence.
Despite wrecking havoc at concerts across the country, fewer people have reported taking the drug.
Chinese cops formally arrest Jackie Chan's son, Wes Walker reinstated under new NFL drug policy, and police called to handle drunk skunk.