Safe injection sites and the ‘War on Drugs’

  There has been a great deal of controversy in recent weeks here in my hometown of Philadelphia regarding a proposal by some local politicians to open so-called safe injection sites. The position of Mayor Jim Kenney and others is that such sites would help combat the exploding opioid crisis. This would be accomplished by … Continue reading Safe injection sites and the ‘War on Drugs’

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Are your kids – or even you – becoming a screen addict?

  Are you, or is someone you care about, an addict?   I'm not talking here about an addiction to some substance. Illicit drugs, prescription pain killers, alcohol.   I'm talking about something that many people in 21st century America, certainly among the younger generations, take part in as a daily activity - video gaming. … Continue reading Are your kids – or even you – becoming a screen addict?

It’s hard to dance with a devil on your back

Florence Welch awoke one morning after a particularly long, hard night of partying and drinking way too much. This particular morning-after found her body exhausted, her mind a scramble, and her soul depressed.She wasn't particularly happy about what she could remember about that previous night. At the time she thought she was having a good … Continue reading It’s hard to dance with a devil on your back

Corey Haim should have just said ‘No’

Former teen star Corey Haim at a March 2009 fashion event in Los Angeles at age 37   Of all the truly great legacies left to us by the Presidency of Ronald Reagan, one of the truest, simplest, most enduring messages is the one that came from the campaign during those years of his wife, … Continue reading Corey Haim should have just said ‘No’