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

https://www.thefix.com/politics-and-perception-new-addiction-legislation

 

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

Hiuffington Post UK, October 18, 2015

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-peter-ferentzy/can-the-truth-about-the-w_b_8318894.html

 

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-peter-ferentzy/legalizing-acid-pot-and-s_b_5489117.html?just_reloaded=1

 

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

Psychology Today, June 10 2014.

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/addiction-beat/201406/tennessee-babies-in-harms-way

 

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

Huffington Post UK. Feb. 17, 2014

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-peter-ferentzy/war-on-drugs-is-hitting-bottom_b_4796063.html

 

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

Huffington Post UK. Dec. 4, 2013

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-peter-ferentzy/dealing-with-torontos-may_b_4376711.html

 

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

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/addiction-beat/201311/dealing-toronto-s-mayor-0

 

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

Huffington Post USA, October 29, 2013.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-peter-ferentzy/recovery-redemption-and-professional-wrestling_b_4168097.html

 

Who Hates the Addict? Part 2—Imperialism and War

Psychology Today, October 21, 2013

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/addiction-beat/201310/who-hates-the-addict

 

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

Huffington Post, Canada, September 20, 2013

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/dr-peter-ferentzy/insite-toronto_b_3954949.html?utm_source=Alert-blogger&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Email%2BNotifications

 

Conceptualizing Addiction and Mental Illness is No Cinch

Psychology Today, September 16, 2013.

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/addiction-beat/201309/conceptualizing-addiction-and-mental-illness-is-no-cinch

 

Who is the Addict? Part 3

Psychology Today, August 14, 2013.

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/addiction-beat/201308/who-is-the-addict-part-3

 

Who Hates the Addict?

Huffington Post, Canada, July 23, 2013.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-peter-ferentzy/drug-policy-addict-stigma_b_3632775.html

 

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

Psychology Today. July 16, 2013.

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/addiction-beat/201307/marijuana-recovery

 

Who is the Addict? Part Two

Huffington Post UK, July 4, 2013

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-peter-ferentzy/who-is-the-addict-part-2_b_3546785.html

 

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

Huffington Post UK, July 1, 2013

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-peter-ferentzy/whats-in-a-word-and-who-is-the-addict_b_3530035.html

 

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

Huffington Post UK, June 28 2013

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-peter-ferentzy/drug-legalization-revisit_b_3515552.html?utm_source=Alert-blogger&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Email%2BNotifications

 

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

Huffington Post UK. June 27, 2013

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-peter-ferentzy/drug-related-violence_b_3506501.html

 

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

Huffington Post USA, Feb 26, 2013.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-peter-ferentzy/obama-wins-gay-marriage-a_b_2762070.html

 

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

Huffington Post UK, February 5, 2013.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-peter-ferentzy/drug-addict-marijuana-subsitution_b_2563939.html

 

It Is Unfortunate That Oxycodone Can No Longer Be Injected

Huffington Post, Dec. 8, 2012

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-peter-ferentzy/it-is-unfortunate-that-ox_b_2263862.html

 

Keeping Drugs Illegal Does Not Protect Children

Huffington Post. Dec. 6, 2012

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-peter-ferentzy/keeping-drugs-illegal-doe_b_2249469.html

 

Addiction Beat: Learning From the Red Cross

Huffington Post, Oct. 31, 2012.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-peter-ferentzy/addiction-red-cross_b_2044384.html

 

Dealing With Addiction: What Does Stigma Entail?

Huffington Post UK, Oct. 8, 2012. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/../../dr-peter-ferentzy/dealing-with-addiction-what-does-stigma-entail_b_1949239.html

 

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

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

 http://www.camhcrosscurrents.net/archives/summer2012/review.html

 

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

Huffington Post UK, May 3, 2012. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-peter-ferentzy/addiction-beat-we-need-tr_b_1471246.html

 

Even Abstinence Based Recovery Would be Healthier if Drugs Were Legal

Huffington Post UK, April 17, 2012

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-peter-ferentzy/even-abstinence-based-rec_b_1430685.html

 

Expecting People to be 'Freer' Than They Want to be - An Ironically Totalitarian Approach to Addiction. Huffington Post UK, April 2, 2012. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-peter-ferentzy/expecting-people-to-be-fr_b_1393979.html

 

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-peter-ferentzy/which-intervention-is-bes_b_1318454.html

 

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/dr-peter-ferentzy/insite-vancouver_b_1301740.html

 

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-peter-ferentzy/what-will-defeat-the-war on drugs ...

 

 

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/dr-peter-ferentzy/occupy-movement-canada_b_1190849.html

 

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

Huffington Post, December 28, 2011

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-peter-ferentzy/addiction-beat-will-nixin_b_1172385.html

 

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

Huffington Post, December 20, 2011

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-peter-ferentzy/co-dependency_b_1160135.html

 

 Evicting the Occupiers of Capitalism -- 

Huffington Post, November 24, 2011

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-peter-ferentzy/occupying-capitalism_b_1103676.html

 

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

Huffington Post, November 19, 2011

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-peter-ferentzy/occupying-wall-street-london-and-toronto_b_1101046.html

 

Uptight Crackheads for Decency - Join Today!

Hufinton Post UK, Nov. 16, 2011

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-peter-ferentzy/uptight-crackheads-for-de_b_1097803.html

 

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

Huffington Post, November 9, 2011:

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-peter-ferentzy/robert-pickton_b_1084886.html

 

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

Huffington Post, November 5, 2011:

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-peter-ferentzy/addiction-puzzled-by-the-governing-approach_b_1075694.html

 

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-peter-ferentzy/drugs-are-you-dependent_b_1065863.html

 

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

-- Huffington Post, October 26, 2011:

 http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/../../dr-peter-ferentzy/banning-legal-highs_b_1032842.html

 

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-peter-ferentzy/dont-incarcerate-opponent_b_1026230.html

 

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

-- Huffington Post, October 18, 2011:

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-peter-ferentzy/war-on-drugs-is-genocide-_b_1006555.html

 

Addiction, Heartbreaks and Nightmares 

-- Huffington Post, October 14, 2011:

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-peter-ferentzy/addiction-heartbreaks-and_b_1010400.html

 

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

-- Huffington Post, October 10, 2011:

 http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-peter-ferentzy/drug-addiction-tough-love_b_1000184.html

 

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

Huffington Post, UK, October 7, 2011

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-peter-ferentzy/ending-drug-prohibition-a_b_995556.html

 

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-peter-ferentzy/should-gays-donate-blood-_b_988388.html

   

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-peter-ferentzy/is-methadone-really-such-_b_978191.html

 

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

  http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-peter-ferentzy/dealing-with-addiction-to_b_969659.html                                                                                                                                        


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

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-peter-ferentzy/bossy-addiction-treatment_b_961089.html

 

Can Addiction Treatment Fix You, or is it a Scam? -- Huffington Post, September 15, 2011: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-peter-ferentzy/can-addiction-treatment-f_b_963877.html

 

Amy Winehouse can Remind us of Those who Died With Less Fanfare -- Huffington Post, September 12, 2011: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-peter-ferentzy/amy-winehouse-can-remind-_b_958566.html