Each week, CNN profiles someone who has faced a dramatic turning point in their life. This story describes how after losing his son to addiction, Kim Manlove found himself in a recovery centre and how he transitioned from grief to action to support other families struggling to find evidence-based addiction treatment in an environment dominated by stigma and shame. See the full story here…..
Take a look at Johann Hari’s very powerful and thought provoking TED talk on why we should reconsider how we support people with addiction. If you are looking for an easy to read, comprehensive and up-to-date review of the science of addiction we strongly recommend you also review this recent NIDA Publication on the topic .
Trending story in the New York Times on the use of obituaries to raise awareness of the impact of heroin addiction. Obituaries Shed Euphemisms to Chronicle Toll of Heroin
Dr. Nora Volkow (Director of the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse) shares her insight on addiction as disease of free will and shares a personal story that really hits home in this great blog post!