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Opiate Addiction in the Limelight: Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne was hospitalized last week and rumors are it has to do with his drug use. Well, we know hip-hop and drugs mix well, but what the heck is Syzzurp?! Your answer coming up once you press the button... Look left and cough!

A Myth About Alcohol, Drugs and Creativity

Too many young poets, writers, composers, painters, musicians, etc. get caught up in the self-defeating misconception that alcohol and drugs improve creativity. My observations prove otherwise.

Bottoms Up

Can we tame heavy drinking and still produce artists like Alexander McQueen and Rip Torn? Malcolm Gladwell, in the current New Yorker, thinks yes, but his argument, while full of interesting and useful information, doesn't quite gel...

Consistency Is Always The Best Policy

The results of a new Caron Treatment Centers study show that while parents have great intentions of helping to prevent substance abuse they often inadvertently encourage teenage drinking.

AA’s Male Culture

Alcoholics Anonymous is steeped in male dominance.

writing and wronging

Twentieth Century literary lions, fueled by various spectacular addictions, turned male anxieties into face-slapping prose. They imagined a world in which women were terrifying, or trophies, or too delicate to live, and they did it seductively...Show More Summary

A Woman Fights AA, Alcoholics Anonymous as Narcissist

According to Juliet Abram and other victims, Alcoholics Anonymous is a narcissistic, bullying, sexist organization--and has been since the days of Bill W. And she has the scars to prove it.

Eating the Rich

Back before we knew much about the chemistry of addiction, Karl Marx declared religion the opiate of the people. It's a fun metaphor to toss around during December's holiday frenzy, but it isn't all that apt. As a sedative, religionShow More Summary

Collaboration in Treating the Individual with Addiction, Psychiatric Illness or Both

Addiction is so different then other diseases because of its unique bio-psycho-social nature, which touches everyone on so many levels. Every individual has felt the impact in some way by this illness - an illness that costs society so much and therefore by definition it must involve every aspect of society if it is to be effectively dealt with.

Why Are We Testing Athletes for Illicit Drugs?

League-leading receiver Josh Gordon has tested positive for marijuana--so what?

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