Columns and Blogs

Columns and Blogs

Politics and Perception in New Addiction Legislation -- What does the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act say about the Federal Government’s theory of addiction?

The Fix. April 14, 2016


Can the Truth About the War on Drugs Be Revealed in the Eyes of a Loving Pet?

Hiuffington Post UK, October 18, 2015


Legalizing Acid, Pot and Shrooms - Your Constitutional Right To Think As You Wish Should Extend To Psychedelic States Of Mind

Huffington Post UK, June 19 2014


Tennessee Babies in Harm's Way? The last thing we need is the pregnancy police

Psychology Today, June 10 2014.


Seems The War On Drugs Is Hitting Bottom - Let's Also Lose the Baggage That Goes With It

Huffington Post UK. Feb. 17, 2014


Dealing With Toronto's Mayor Two - Enabling, Denial, Disease and Blah, Blah, Blah...

Huffington Post UK. Dec. 4, 2013


Dealing with Toronto’s Mayor -- Rob Ford saga is a window into addiction myths and delusions
Psychology Today, November 18, 2013


Recovery, Redemption and Professional Wrestling - One-Dimensional Scoundrels and Mystified Addicts

Huffington Post USA, October 29, 2013.


Who Hates the Addict? Part 2—Imperialism and War

Psychology Today, October 21, 2013


Toronto's Future: Safe Injection Sites Are a Win-Win

Huffington Post, Canada, September 20, 2013


Conceptualizing Addiction and Mental Illness is No Cinch

Psychology Today, September 16, 2013.


Who is the Addict? Part 3

Psychology Today, August 14, 2013.


Who Hates the Addict?

Huffington Post, Canada, July 23, 2013.


"Marijuana Recovery" -- The newest option for recovering substance addicts?

Psychology Today. July 16, 2013.


Who is the Addict? Part Two

Huffington Post UK, July 4, 2013


What's in a Word, and Who is the Addict?

Huffington Post UK, July 1, 2013


Drug Legalization Revisited - Time to Get Serious About What That Means

Huffington Post UK, June 28 2013


'Drug Related Violence' - A Misnomer We Can Do Without

Huffington Post UK. June 27, 2013


Obama Wins, Gay Marriage and Legal Marijuana Are on the Horizon -- Is Freedom Making a Comeback?

Huffington Post USA, Feb 26, 2013.


'Marijuana Recovery' - The Next Major Support Group for Recovering Alcoholics, Cocaine and Heroin Addicts?

Huffington Post UK, February 5, 2013.


It Is Unfortunate That Oxycodone Can No Longer Be Injected

Huffington Post, Dec. 8, 2012


Keeping Drugs Illegal Does Not Protect Children

Huffington Post. Dec. 6, 2012


Addiction Beat: Learning From the Red Cross

Huffington Post, Oct. 31, 2012.


Dealing With Addiction: What Does Stigma Entail?

Huffington Post UK, Oct. 8, 2012.


This is your brain on drugs, er, Marc Lewis's brain.

Crosscurrents -- the journal of addiction and mental health. Summer 2012, Vol. 15(4).


Addiction Beat - We Need Truth, Not Points of View and Personal Anecdotes. 

Huffington Post UK, May 3, 2012.


Even Abstinence Based Recovery Would be Healthier if Drugs Were Legal

Huffington Post UK, April 17, 2012


Expecting People to be 'Freer' Than They Want to be - An Ironically Totalitarian Approach to Addiction. Huffington Post UK, April 2, 2012.


Which Intervention is Best for Addicts - Brief, Long-term, or None? Huffington Post UK, March 5, 1012.


Vancouver's Insite: Not Just Addicts Who Benefit. Huffington Post Canada, March 2, 2012.


What will Defeat the War on Drugs? Love, Affection, and Familiarity. Hufington Post UK, Feb, 24, 2012. on drugs ...



The Future of Occupy: Love, Respect -- and Name-Calling -- Huffington Post, January 11, 2012.


Addiction Beat: Will Nixing the Tough Love Culture Foster a New Wussie Generation? Please ...

Huffington Post, December 28, 2011


Have You Been Labelled CoDependent? Time Was You Might Have Been Saddled With Penis Envy

Huffington Post, December 20, 2011


 Evicting the Occupiers of Capitalism -- 

Huffington Post, November 24, 2011


Occupying London, Wall Street and Toronto - Foucault, George Carlin, and the Enlightenment Tradition

Huffington Post, November 19, 2011


Uptight Crackheads for Decency - Join Today!

Hufinton Post UK, Nov. 16, 2011


Another Look at the Robert Pickton Case: Enabling and Tough Love Revisited

Huffington Post, November 9, 2011:


Puzzled by the Governing Approach to Addiction? It's All About "Hitting Bottom" -- 

Huffington Post, November 5, 2011:


Are You Drug Dependent? Don't sweat it -- Huffington Post, November 1, 2011:


The War on Drugs is Failing, so Let's Ban More Stuff!‏

-- Huffington Post, October 26, 2011:


Don't Incarcerate Opponents of Drug Legalization and Harm Reduction - they need compassion and therapy -- Huffington Post, October 25, 2011:


War On Drugs Is Genocide - a Warped Recovery Culture is Just the Tip of the Iceberg 

-- Huffington Post, October 18, 2011:


Addiction, Heartbreaks and Nightmares 

-- Huffington Post, October 14, 2011:


Tough Love is a Joke - Let's Start Enabling Drug Addicts Everywhere

-- Huffington Post, October 10, 2011:


Ending Drug Prohibition and Emancipating the Addict - the Last Frontier in a Struggle for Enlightenment 

Huffington Post, UK, October 7, 2011


Should Gays Donate Blood? Yes -- Huffington Post, September 30, 2011


 Is Methadone Really Such a Killer? -- Huffington Post, September 30, 2011


Dealing with Addiction: Tough Love Means no Love -- Huffington Post, September 26, 2011:                                                                                                                                          

 Bossy Addiction Treatment - should they tell you how to dress? -- Huffington Post, September 16, 2011:


Can Addiction Treatment Fix You, or is it a Scam? -- Huffington Post, September 15, 2011:


Amy Winehouse can Remind us of Those who Died With Less Fanfare -- Huffington Post, September 12, 2011: