addiction

New York News
3:10 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Bill Proposed To Combat Heroin Epidemic

Sen. Stewart-Cousins says she is hopeful a deal can be reached.

A Republican-led Senate task force has released a package of bills aimed at combating the growing heroin addiction in New York.

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North Country News
7:15 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

VT Hearing: Teens Offered To Sell, Carry Drugs

Credit Kaushik Narasimhan/Flickr

The executive director of a Boys & Girls Club in Burlington says children as young as 13 in her region have been facing drug pedaling and solicitation.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Fri March 14, 2014

"Clean" by David Sheff

    In his new book, Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America's Greatest Tragedy, David Sheff shows that addiction is a preventable, treatable disease, not a moral failing.

Sheff’s ongoing research and reporting on the science of addiction earned him a place on Time Magazine's list of the World's Most Influential People.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change

  The Center for Motivation & Change is a unique, private group practice of dedicated clinicians and researchers in New York City specializing in the treatment of substance use and compulsive behaviors.

The most innovative leaders in progressive addiction treatment in the US offer a groundbreaking, science-based guide to helping loved ones overcome addiction problems and compulsive behaviors. Beyond Addiction eschews the theatrics of interventions and tough love to show family and friends how they can use kindness, positive reinforcement, and motivational and behavioral strategies to help their loved ones change.

Dr. Carrie Wilkens joins us to tell us more.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Wed November 13, 2013

"Crash and Burn" By Artie Lange

The new book Crash and Burn focuses on different moments in comedian Artie Lange’s life-examining and horrifying and often hilarious detail how drugs ruined his career, his intimate relationships and nearly severed his relationship with his own family.

He digs deep into his past critically analyzing his life, pin pointing his decent into the hellish throws of addiction, hitting rock bottom, and the ultimate journey to redemption.

Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Vox Pop : Medical Monday - Dr. Jennifer Michaels : 7/1/13

Dr. Jennifer Michaels

Joining us today on Vox Pop - Dr. Jennifer Michaels of The Brien Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and Berkshire Medical Center is here to discuss mental health and substance abuse issues for the latest edition of Medical Monday. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed April 10, 2013

"The Lost Daughter: A Memoir" by Mary Williams

    Mary Williams was born to Black Panther parents during the heart of the Black Power movement in Oakland, Calif., in the 1970s. She was just a toddler when her father went to San Quentin prison.

Her mother, struggled to support the family on her own, turning to alcohol, as her oldest sister turned to crack and prostitution. But when Williams was sent to spend the summer at a camp run by Jane Fonda, her life began to change.

Over the course of several summers, Fonda and Williams grew close, and eventually, the Hollywood star invited Williams, at age 16, to come live with her in Santa Monica. This was the beginning of a journey, which she chronicles in her new memoir, The Lost Daughter.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Fri March 15, 2013

"Guts" by Kristen Johnston

    Kristen Johnston was 26 when she was cast as John Lithgow's co-star in the hit NBC sitcom, 3rd Rock From the Sun. Suddenly famous, Johnston was unprepared to handle the pressure. She ended up popping lots of pain pills, almost dying in a London hospital when an ulcer in her stomach exploded while she was set to star in a new show on London's West End.

Johnston's book, Guts: The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster, is a profane, outrageous, tragic, hilarious and often disturbing portrait of an addict who nearly succumbed to her disease.

Johnston joins us for a candid conversation about her addiction. 

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue February 26, 2013

"With or Without You" by Domenica Ruta

Domenica Ruta grew up in a working-class, Italian town north of Boston. Her mother, Kathi, a notorious figure in this place, was a drug addict and sometime dealer whose life swung between welfare and riches, whose highbrow taste was at odds with her base appetites.

With or Without You: A Memoir is the story of Domenica Ruta’s unconventional coming of age—a darkly hilarious chronicle of a misfit ’90s childhood and the necessary and painful act of breaking away, and of overcoming her own addictions and demons in the process.

WAMC Speakers Corner
1:00 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Nancy Campbell

Dr. Nancy Campbell

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Nancy D. Campbell, Professor in the Department of Science and Technology Studies and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  Campbell, who earned a PhD in the History of Consciousness program at UC Santa Cruz, did her master’s in English at the University of Washington and a bachelor’s in English at Bucknell. She has researched and published on topics such as drug addiction, bioethics, public health and drug policy, and feminist and postcolonial science and technology studies.