Activist Spotlight: Linda Rosenberg on the Excellence in Mental Health Act

Last month, the Excellence Act, which aims to improve and expand mental health care, was signed into law. Linda Rosenberg, president & CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health, discusses the significance of this historic legislation.

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.

Attacking Gun Violence from Both Sides

In his State of the Union, President Obama mentioned the victims of tragic shootings across the country. Something must change–and that means addressing the debilitating mental health problems that often lurk at the root of gun violence.

Filed Under: , , 4 Comments

#DrugPol Chat: Our Top 10 Takeaways

Phoenix House and the Fix hosted a lively Twitter debate on drug policy. Nonprofit leaders, treatment providers, writers, and even the ONDCP weighed in on questions like mandated treatment, harm reduction, regulating, and legalizing drugs.

Phoenix House Founder Attends Ditchley Conference on Drug War

Phoenix House Founder Mitchell S. Rosenthal, M.D. is attending a transatlantic conference debating a new approach to the War on Drugs. Hosted by the Ditchley Foundation, the conference focuses on the question: “How should drug control policy change?”