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We Need a Smarter War on Drugs Feb. 08, 2020

Diane Dimond

Did we learn nothing from the so-called crack-cocaine plague of the '80s and '90s? For those with f... Read More

A Warning and a Cry for Help Feb. 01, 2020

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm a 20-year-old woman, and I'd like to use your column to warn other young women that... Read More

The Supply-and-Demand Solution to the Drug Crisis Sep. 28, 2019

Diane Dimond

A famous Greek myth recounts the tale of the diabolical King Sisyphus. He was punished for his many ... Read More

I'm Finally Happy Sep. 25, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm 19 and a very fortunate guy. Since I was 15, I have been in trouble at home, in sch... Read More

Crack Is an Extremely Addictive, Dangerous Drug Mar. 07, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: Please give me the straight story on crack cocaine, as I do not know anything about it.... Read More

Your Boyfriend Won't Be Arrested Feb. 01, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm 16, and so is my boyfriend. We've been dating for over a year and only recently hav... Read More

Pregnancy and Drugs: Do Effects Linger? Jan. 31, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: Last year, I was dating a guy who was heavily into cocaine, and pretty soon, I joined h... Read More

She Was Abused Emotionally Dec. 18, 2018

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: One of my good friends left our town to live with her married sister and her brother-in... Read More

Alarmist Nonsense Should Not Stop Sentencing Reform: Modest Changes in First Step Act Are No Threat to Public Safety Nov. 21, 2018

Jacob Sullum

The federal sentencing reforms that Donald Trump endorsed last week could shorten the terms of 2,700... Read More

Need I Say More? Nov. 10, 2018

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm not involved in the drug scene. I've never taken a drug and never will. I've dated ... Read More

It's Just a Matter of Time Oct. 24, 2018

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm a young mother of two sons. When I was in high school, I took every drug I could ge... Read More

But Sadly, I Still Had a Problem Oct. 16, 2018

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'd like to respond to the 18-year-old guy who convinced his girlfriend that even thoug... Read More

Sombra, Rescue Dog of My Dreams Jul. 31, 2018

Froma Harrop

Dear Sombra, So you're the German shepherd so good at sniffing out stashes of cocaine that drug traf... Read More

Kick Roadside Drug and DNA Tests to the Curb Aug. 16, 2016

Daily Editorials

Roadside drug tests can be a good tool for police to determine whether someone has broken law and po... Read More

How the Clintons Made Donald Trump Mar. 30, 2016

Ben Shapiro

Donald Trump is a boor. He's a vulgarian, a liar, an ignoramus. He has only the most cursory grasp o... Read More

I Raised Seven Children Mar. 15, 2016

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: Your advice to a 12-year-old girl was not correct. When the girl was 7 she was sent to ... Read More

Lamar Odom Isn't the Only Overdose We Should Care About Oct. 24, 2015

Diane Dimond

Can I just vent this week? Please? Thank you. I am a sympathetic person; really, I am. But the exce... Read More

Most Cocaine Users Need Professional Help Sep. 04, 2015

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm 19 and dating an older guy who is very good to me, but he has one flaw that really ... Read More

Apples and Oranges, Wives and Girlfriends Feb. 14, 2014

Tales From the Front

Ethan and Elizabeth were married for 15 years. One day, Elizabeth rolled over in bed and said, "Let'... Read More

Recovering from a Punitive Panic Feb. 05, 2014

Jacob Sullum

When he was 26, Douglas Ray Dunkins Jr. received a mandatory sentence of life without parole for par... Read More