Why Trump's Response to Opioid Abuse is Questionable at Best


In response to his drug commission’s recommendation to declare the opioid overdose epidemic a national emergency, Trump demurred. Instead of taking the action his commission suggested, he spoke of ramping up law enforcement, in particular working to keep drugs from coming into the country.

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How Your Addict Self Shares Your Brain

How Your Addict Self Shares Your BrainImagine that you can be two different people. That's not such an absurd idea. It's been around in psychoanalysis (starting with Freud) for over a century, and even contemporary cognitive science and neuroscience allows for different selves. Not multiple personalities, but something subtler.

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Cost of Drug Abuse in U.S. Tops $1 Trillion Annually

Cost of Drug Abuse in U.S. Tops $1 Trillion AnnuallyThe real cost of the nation’s drug epidemic is equal to 5% of U.S. GDP. While the escalating scale of the nation’s drug epidemic has been well- documented in recent years, the real costs to society and the economy have been greatly underestimated.

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