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The Overdose Epidemic: Should We Revisit ‘Harm Reduction’?

June 19, 2014 | Addiction | Comments
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Linda Rosenberg

Former President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

With such a high level of attention around Naloxone/Narcan, it’s not surprising the conversation has broadened to one about “harm reduction,” a phrase that was once banned by the Bush administration because it was considered tantamount to promoting drug use. Now, however, some once verboten policies are being embraced. What do you think about harm reduction?

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Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death Reinforces Our Greatest Public Health Crisis

February 6, 2014 | Addiction | Comments
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Linda Rosenberg

Former President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

Days after he was found dead in his apartment from a heroin overdose, Philip Seymour Hoffman is not even trending on Twitter any more. Old news already! Hollywood paid its tributes. And we’re ready to move on. Hoffman’s death is the latest in a string of celebrity overdose deaths. But as before, we experience no […]

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