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Florida Proposes Measures to Treat Mentally Ill Inmates

By Desiree Bowie

The Department of Corrections will seek to reform how prisons handle inmates suffering from mental illness. MORE  

Drug Addiction Viewed Far More Negatively Than Mental Illness

By McCarton Ackerman

A recent survey showing negative attitudes toward addicts raises questions over whether it's viewed as a disease or personal flaw. MORE  

New Jersey Bill Classifies Drug Addiction as Mental Illness

By Brent McCluskey

Strongly supported by parents of children lost to overdoses, Bill A3227 will give judges the power to send addicts to treatment. MORE  

Ketamine As An Anti-Depressant?

By Paul Gaita

A recent study has shown that ketamine is a more effective anti-depressant than current medications. MORE  

Chiara de Blasio Describes Depression and Addiction In Powerful Essay

By Shawn Dwyer

De Blasio was in Maryland with her family to receive an award from Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for being an example to other young adults struggling with abuse. MORE  

New ABC Drama ‘Black Box’ Tackles Addiction

By Shawn Dwyer

Kelly Reilly plays a world-renowned neuroscientist with bipolar disorder who gets off on skipping her meds. MORE  

Colorado Prepares for Marijuana Addicted Teens

By Allison McCabe

Treatment centers expect to see increasing numbers of people seeking treatment for pot addiction. MORE  

Substance Abuse ‘Significantly Higher’ Among Mentally Ill

By Shawn Dwyer

Researchers have found that those with severe psychological illnesses are far more likely to abuse alcohol and drugs. MORE  

Feds to Allocate Millions More for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Therapy

By Shawn Dwyer

The funds are only part of an overall effort by the White House to increase mental illness and substance use disorder spending. MORE  

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