addiction

The Sad Truth about Philip Seymour Hoffman

Addiction wasn't incidental to his talent: It was its essence

It's tempting to say that Hoffman overcame his addiction in order to act. But it just isn't so: His addiction fueled his great feats of acting. 

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Science says that abstinence-only detox treatment doesn't work. But the culture of rehab has yet to catch up.

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Earlier this year, I followed Senator Joe Manchin to town hall meetings with constituents in southern West Virginia to see how voters were reacting to his role in pushing for expanded background checks for gun purchases. What I found, on the whole, was that voters weren’t that exercised about guns.

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Gambling with NFL Fandom

I decided to bet on the sport I love. I lost, even when I won.

I decided to bet on the sport I love. I lost, even when I won.

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Why Rehab Fails

The dogma of AA has taken over

Almost all rehabs in America adhere to the intransigent dogma promoted by AA. Some just have better views and higher thread counts.  

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