Chicago Tribune // By Jo Ann Towle I didn’t know Anthony Bourdain, but felt like I did in one small important way. In him, I saw a drinking alcoholic with a front-stage vigorous attempt to do it successfully. His was a fantastic life-embracing show, with drinking taking a prominent role in the joie de vivre,…

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids // By Dr. John Dyben, DHSC, MCAP, CMHP Jennifer was 30 when she found herself in residential treatment for alcohol and drug addiction that had devastated her life for nearly five years. Though she struggled at first, she began to experience freedom in sobriety and became increasingly excited about the proposition…

Your Teen for Parents // By Jaimie Seaton Think twice about filling that painkiller prescription. If your teenager has had wisdom teeth removed, it’s possible the dentist sent them home with a prescription for an opioid such as Percocet (oxycodone) or Vicodin (hydrocodone). Prescription opioids were developed to treat severe pain, but in the past…