Opinion
FDA Chief on Opioid Epidemic
Scott Gottlieb vows not to repeat the mistakes of the past
Scott Gottlieb vows not to repeat the mistakes of the past
Oct 27, 2017

With drug overdose deaths seeing a sharp increase of over 22 percent in 2016, the state of opioid epidemic of the United States continues to exacerbate. As per a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) estimate, drug overdose claimed 64,070 lives last year as compared to 52,404 in 2015. And this time, the main culprit

Interview with Nikki DuBose
‘Being a model is a choice, being a role model is a privilege. Only a few succeed at being both!’
‘Being a model is a choice, being a role model is a privilege. Only a few succeed at being both!’
Sep 26, 2017

The modeling industry has been pretty much the same for decades until the last few years, when it started to come under fire for reasons that have been known but have been wrapped under the glossy magazine covers, designer labels and world-famous runway shows. While the absence of proper laws and regulations to protect the

Interview with Thomas Renfree
‘Stigma associated with individuals in recovery from substance use disorder leads to NIMBY mentality’
‘Stigma associated with individuals in recovery from substance use disorder leads to NIMBY mentality’
Aug 11, 2017

Such is the menace of drug abuse in the United States that the federal government currently spends about $5 billion annually on substance abuse treatment. And if treatment is to be made available to each patient of substance use disorder (SUD), the government will have to spend a mind-boggling $700 billion approximately over the next

UN Chief on Drug Crisis
We are on the right path despite the challenges that follow the world drug problem: António Guterres
We are on the right path despite the challenges that follow the world drug problem: António Guterres
Jul 06, 2017

The World Drug Report 2017 has brought to the fore newer and distinctive drug abuse related trends and issues, which need due attention before they add to the woes of the existing drug crisis, the United Nations General Assembly emphasized recently as it observed the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The event

Interview with Cyndi Turner
Challenging the traditional view of addiction treatment: ‘If drinking causes a problem, it is a problem’
Challenging the traditional view of addiction treatment: ‘If drinking causes a problem, it is a problem’
May 17, 2017

A question for those who have a problem with their alcohol use — how do you know when to drink in moderation and how can you decide when you’ve finally had enough? Cyndi Turner, a licensed clinical social worker and substance abuse treatment practitioner with more than 20 years of experience, challenges the traditional view