Director / Editor: Victor Teboul, Ph.D.
Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

Addiction Not ‘Character Flaw,” Says US Surgeon General

A top U.S. health official says addiction should no longer be seen as a “character flaw.” U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy made the plea in a new report on substance abuse, called Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health. He said the report "aims to shift the way our society thinks about substance misuse and substance-use disorders," which he said represent one of the most pressing public health crises of our time. Murthy says...

Read complete article
© Voice of America -

Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter