Guest Column : We Must Reduce Stigma With Substance Abuse

Guest Column : We must reduce stigma with substance abuse
A few weeks back I wrote a column comparing the negative effects of marijuana and alcohol. Citing empirical evidence, I concluded that marijuana is safer than alcohol. Apparently, my comments were mistakenly interpreted by some readers to mean that, …
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Protecting Youths Against Substance Abuse
Fairfax County's Unified Prevention Coalition sponsored a forum on the effects of substance abuse on the county's middle and high school children. The resource fair and panel discussion was led by parents, young adults and professionals from the …
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An issue that will be back [commentary]
Legalization of marijuana (or any other social intoxicant) doesn't change the health effects of substance abuse, but it does tend to shift the problem away from the criminal justice system. Unfortunately, it doesn't shift it anywhere that's better …
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