Thursday, June 28, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
The Partnership at Drugfree.org Collaborates With Mitch Winehouse, Father of Iconic Singer, Songwriter Amy Winehouse
New York, NY, June 20, 2012 – The Partnership at Drugfree.org, a national nonprofit helping families solve the problem of teen substance abuse, will partner with Mitch Winehouse, father of the late renowned singer, songwriter and five-time Grammy award winner Amy Winehouse for the next “Meet The Parents Hour” Facebook chat and Q&A session taking place on Wednesday, June 27 at 3 p.m. EDT/12 p.m. PDT.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
By Judy Kirkwood
It started at about age 13 with marijuana. You might not think that’s much of a drug addiction. Marijuana as a "gateway" drug is a problem critics love to make fun. For us, it was the beginning of a long siege of parenting adventures in drug addiction.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Grange Hill's kids asked Britain to "Just Say No" to drugs more than 25 years ago, but it seems their plea fell on deaf ears. One in three adults in England and Wales have used illicit drugs in their lifetime, according to the latest British Crime Survey, with almost 3 million adults breaking the law to pop a pill, roll a joint, inject heroin or snort a line of cocaine, among other narcotics, in the past year alone.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Monday, June 11, 2012
“With each additional day of silence, I truly recognize what is potentially the greatest threat posed by A&E Network to the treatment and recovery community - their indifference.”
- Raymond G. Ferrero III, Esq.
- Raymond G. Ferrero III, Esq.
A&E Intervention Season 11 is coming to a close, but not without controversy. Episode 10 - "Courtney," which aired on March 05, 2012, resulted in a flood of harsh criticism against the show over the intervention of 20 year old heroin addict Courtney (the self-identified "junkie princess") by interventionist Donna Chavous of Intervention911. Donna Chavous' heavy handed tactics, unprofessional language and threats of incarceration against Courtney were described in posts on A&E’s website by viewers as "bullying tactics" and "lies" from what one poster 'Marisa' called a "power hungry bully." Additional comments warned A&E to: "get rid of her before she gets someone killed." The message was clear. A&E viewers were outraged at the overall direction of their beloved ‘Intervention’ with additions to the cast like Donna Chavous – and, they were going to be heard.
Addicts aren’t the only ones who are haunted by the shame of addiction. Parents are often plagued with worry: “If only I had been a better parent, maybe none of this would’ve happened.”
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Content provided by the Faculty of the Harvard Medical School.
New York (CNN) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is asking state legislators to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana that are in public view. Saying the aim was to avoid unnecessary misdemeanor charges against thousands of New Yorkers -- "disproportionately black and Hispanic youth," according to a statement from the governor's office -- the legislation "brings consistency and fairness" to New York's marijuana laws.
Monday, June 4, 2012
CNN's Don Lemon talks to recovering addict Freddy Sharp about his overdose on the drug called "bath salts."