04/30/14- Wednesday'sÂ Topical Currents is a rebroadcast of a program with Columbia University neuroscientist Dr. Carl Hart.Â A native Miamian, Hart has writtenÂ HIGH PRICE:Â A Neuroscientistâ€™s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society.Â After 22 years of research, he challenges the way we think about poverty, race and addiction.Â Thatâ€™s Topical CurrentsÂ Wednesday at one 1pm on WLRN.
02/06/14 - Thursday'sÂ Topical Currents begins with psychologist Stephanie Brown, whoâ€™s written SPEED:Â Facing Our Addiction to Fast and Fasterâ€”And Overcoming our Fear of Slowing Down. Â She says weâ€™ve become â€śentitled,â€ť perfection-obsessed and beholden to lofty goals, with no â€śoff button.â€ť Â Thereâ€™s little time for quiet time, reflection and depths in relationships.
Baby boomers have become addicted to drugs at an alarming rate.Â
The most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health, Â released in 2012, found illicit drug use among people between the ages of 55 and 59 had increased more than any other group.