Why 'Substance Abuse' Is a Label We Should All Reject
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.
Should Drug Treatment Aim to End Use or Reduce Harm?
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.
There’s No Magic Bullet When It Comes to Gun Rights and Mental Health
Recent studies by The New York Times and the Mayo Clinic show how problematic restricting gun rights to the mentally ill can be.
Now That the 'DSM-5' Is Out Can We Start Talking About the Effect It Will Have?
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?