There is clear evidence that the phrases "substance abuse" and "substance abuser" harm, as well as disparage, people with addiction. It's time to ditch these terms.
Achieving one of those results is hard enough. And recent experiments suggest we may not be able to have both even if we want to.
Recent studies by The New York Times and the Mayo Clinic show how problematic restricting gun rights to the mentally ill can be.
The newly revised, hotly contested book of psychiatric diagnoses is finally here. How will it change the way we consider and treat substance use problems?