April 6, 2016

President, Key Officials Address Opiate Crisis at National Rx Drug Abuse Summit

You know that a health issue reaches the tipping point of public and policymaker concern when it prompts a national summit. We’ve seen them for avian […]
April 1, 2016

“Dark Web” Lives On and Renews Concerns about Accessibility, Acceptability of Illegal Drugs

The little that many of us knew of the “Dark Web” – a largely hidden series of websites offering a cornucopia of illegal merchandise and services […]
March 30, 2016

Risk Assessments One Key to Cutting Down on Opiate Abuse

What may seem to be common sense is not always common practice. In a climate of heightened concern about the relationship between prescribing practices and increased […]
March 25, 2016

Meditation as Non-Opioid Source of Pain Relief

Meditation Meditation is an age-old practice long embraced for its unique ability to relax, center, and focus the minds and bodies of its practitioners. But could […]
March 24, 2016

“There’s an App for That?”:  Mobile Tech to Power Addiction Research

Even those latest to the party must concede: we live in the world of global, mobile tech and there’s likely no turning back. Americans simply cannot […]
March 21, 2016

When Does Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Become a Risk to Recovery?

The unparalleled spike in opiate abuse and related overdoses in recent years has demanded unprecedented response. And while increased attention and concern have been seen in […]
March 18, 2016

A Moving Media Tribute to Good Old Fashioned Hard Work and Accountability

All too often, big mainstream media is on the wrong side of the proverbial coin when it comes to substance use. Images of drinking, illicit drug […]
March 11, 2016

Early Studies on Marijuana Legalization Raise Concerns (Part 2)

Without a doubt, a polarizing debate has emerged on legalization – and open debate is to be valued. But so are facts. An important grounding fact […]