Beer, Bud Light, and Changing the Culture of “Whatever”

Much of the outrage over Bud Light tagline—“the perfect beer for removing the word ‘no’ from your vocabulary for the night”—has subsided. But the question is: What does it take to change a culture inspired by the brand’s “Up for Whatever” lifestyle?

What Hillary Clinton Could Do About the Opioid Crisis

During a recent campaign stop, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton promised to make the “quiet epidemic” involving heroin and prescription opioids an important part of her presidential campaign—and, presumably, of her presidency, should she be elected. She mentioned the issue of substance misuse again in her highly publicized speech on criminal justice reform last week. As…

Pot vs. Booze: No Choice at All!

What should a caring parent say when asked, “Would you rather your child smoke pot or drink alcohol?”

Opioids on Campus: Top Takeaways from Dr. Andrew Kolodny’s Webinar

Dr. Andrew Kolodny spoke to college administrators about the opioid epidemic, how it’s affecting college students, how prescription pain medications can lead to heroin use, and what we can do about it. Here’s what he told them (in a nutshell)

Top Five Myths About Alcohol

April is Alcohol Awareness Month: This year’s theme is “For the Health of It: Early Education on Alcoholism and Addiction.” As a clinician, I’m grateful for the emphasis on education and the chance to separate five top myths about alcohol from fact.