Media + Culture

    The Paradox of an “Evidence-Based” Anti-Drug Media Campaign

    The push for evidence-based drug policy is clashing head-on with a drug war rooted ...

    “The Waterboarding of Drugs!”—Hasan Minhaj Blasts “Rigged” Marijuana Industry

    If the marijuana industry is consolidating among large corporations, while Black and Brown people ...

    “The Great” Offers a Window Into a Non-Temperance Way of Being

    Netflix is currently screening The Great, a 10-part series portraying the improbable, nay astounding, ...

    Anti-Vaping Zealots Find Opportunity in the Pandemic

    “We have to seize this moment,” said Laurie Rubiner, executive vice president of the ...

    The Real Harms of Abusive, Stigmatizing Language in Addiction Treatment

    Ironically, the conversation that spurred a peer-support specialist at a buprenorphine program to yell ...

    Tightrope: A Powerful But Problematic Deaths-of-Despair Narrative

    Through the 1970s, Nicholas Kristof rode the Number 6 bus to school with Donna ...

    The Latest Dehumanizing, Anti-Harm Reduction Media Portrayal of Skid Row

    On February 18, the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid New York Post republished a new article ...

    Dismantling NY Mag’s Disgraceful Hit-Job on Vaping

    New York Magazine ran an article this month—in its “Intelligencer” vertical, of all places—with ...

    Why Did LSD Help Me With My Philosophy Degree?

    It’s summer in the 1990s. I’m looking down from a hill in Richmond Park, ...