Commentary: Research-informed Solutions to Substance Abuse Problems

By Dr. Tom McLellanThe Partnership@Drugfree.orgMarch 23, 2012  Substance abuse permeates nearly every aspect of our society, but it is not intractable nor is it inevitable. Research has contributed much knowledge over the decades to smarter prevention of addiction, more efficient early interventions, better and more sustained treatment outcomes, and wiser policies. Now it’s time for…

Adapting 12-Step Programs for Teenagers

By Celia Vimont Twelve-step programs can be extremely helpful for teens who are struggling with addiction or who are on the road to becoming addicted, but they are more useful if they are adapted to the particular needs of adolescents, according to an expert on teenage addiction. “These programs were developed for adults, and teenagers…

The Ultimate Health Practice

By: Allan J. Hamilton, MD Why is the smartest, most adaptable creature on the planet hardwired to stop talking, lose its sense of self, and feel at one with the world — in a profound state of listening? The answer — from the deep roots of Earth religions — could not only save your life…