SUFFERING IN SILENCE: COPS AND BOOZE

Cops. You either love ‘em or hate ‘em. We love them when they rescue Miss Kitty from the storm drain. Not so when they write us a ticket for doing 50 in a 35. Whatever your perspective on cops, consider this. Cops have significantly higher rates of alcoholism, along with suicide and divorce, than the general public. Which means that along with the power comes a measure of pain. A … Read more

BREAKING THE STIGMA OF ADDICTION

“You’re an addict,” the rehab counselor says firmly as she locks eyes with her young client. “And what’s more, you will always be an addict for as long as you live.” Factually, her advice is correct. Addiction is a chronic disease. But does labeling a person “addict” do more harm than good? “Whoa, Jim!” Some of you are shouting at your computer screens right now. “Don’t you agree with the … Read more