Depicting Alcohol Abuse

It’s a confusing world out there. On one hand, we’re learning and talking more and more about addiction and recovery. These topics are out in the open and we’re treating …

Prince and the Power of Fentanyl

We recently discovered that the singer and songwriter Prince died from an overdose of fentanyl. Apart from the many questions surrounding Prince’s death, many of us are asking other questions. …

Is Addiction a Disease?

There is an ongoing debate about how to classify addiction. Some people say that calling addiction a disease helps addicts acquire treatment. They also say that referring to addiction in …

Weekends and Substance Abuse

“Working for the Weekend” was a popular song and music video for the band Loverboy back in the early 1980s. Yes, I’m old enough to remember both the song AND …

The Mystery of Prince

Ah, Prince, we hardly knew ye. We recently discovered that the singer and songwriter Prince recently died from an accidental overdose of the powerful painkiller fentanyl. For someone so guarded …

The Places You’ll Go

It’s graduation time again. Many people give the Dr. Seuss book Oh, the Places You’ll Go! as a gift to graduates of all ages. In this time of joy, celebration, …

More Than a Case of the Mondays

The Mamas and the Papas and the Boomtown Rats both recorded songs about it (“Monday, Monday” and “I Don’t Like Mondays,” respectively). So did the Bangles, in a song written …