Author Archives: jwboyd
The Boston Globe published an editorial today reporting our work and amplifying our call for better treatment of psychiatric patients. The fact that insurers require prior authorization for (so many) psychiatric services but not for other medical services illustrates the extent … Continue reading
Great piece in the magazine HIV Plus about how to address substance abuse issues with loved ones. Very grateful that they chose to interview me for the piece. Here is a link to the piece: http://www.hivplusmag.com/wellness/2013/03/20/how-help-family-member-deal-addiction
See this post: It explores the relationship between psych and substance abuse issues, with special emphasis on ADHD.
I was quoted (deep) in the New York Times front page feature story today, “Drowned in a Stream of Prescriptions,” by Alan Schwarz . . . Very compelling piece but oh so sad . . . http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/03/us/concerns-about-adhd-practices-and-amphetamine-addiction.html
On his blog portraits of addiction, Andrew Seaward just posted something Lena Butler of Test Country wrote about (some of) my addictions work. It can be found here: http://portraitsofaddiction.com/2013/02/02/almost-addicted/ I hereby offer a hearty thanks to both of them.
Some think that because marijuana isn’t a “hard” drug it doesn’t cause problems. The reality is that although drugs like methamphetamine and the opiates can be devastating and even a single use might be too much, regular use of marijuana … Continue reading
See the post on my blog Almost Addicted on Psychology Today: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/almost-addicted/201301/marijuana-is-all-natural-so-what-s-the-problem
A news source reports that the NRA said it was “prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again.” Meaningful will have to mean a total ban on assault rifles for the public and background checks … Continue reading
Any organization that opposes having background checks for those who purchase weapons ought to be shut down. Any organization that supports the sale of weapons that include the words “automatic” or “semi-automatic” in their name needs to be banned. And … Continue reading