Philip Seymour Hoffman’s All Too Ordinary Death

In Philip Seymour Hoffman, we lost an uncommonly brilliant actor to a heroin overdose. Unfortunately, tragedies like this have become much too common.

What Moms and Dads Can Learn from Justin Bieber’s Downturn

Justin Bieber’s arrest for drunk driving gives insight into how a young person can stop the cycle of substance abuse, and how family and friends can step up and help out.

The Emmys’ Hollow Cory Monteith Tribute

Last night at the Emmy Awards, we saw the confusing way our culture treats addiction—first by making jokes and then by making tributes that fall tragically short.

Cory Monteith: Inside the Celebrity Pressure Cooker

How did the young star Cory Monteith become “the new, fresh face of heroin”? The likely culprit: prescription drugs.

Ruthless Recovery: Relapse Isn’t Failure in House of Cards

Netflix’s House of Cards is worth watching for its depiction of two facets of recovery: its fragility and also its power, especially when that recovery comes with full honesty, transparency, and responsibility.