Plummer was a leading expert in infectious diseases; his death is a significant loss for Canada as we navigate this pandemic, says Kennelly (John Woods/CP)

Inside Frank Plummer’s brain

The legendary scientist turned to highly experimental deep brain stimulation to treat his own alcoholism. He’d devoted his whole life to science, he joked. Why not his brain, too? The research he took part in is revolutionizing how we treat the world’s most stigmatized illnesses.

Oshawa’s new mayor once saved his own life from ruin. Can he save his city next?

Dan Carter struggled with alcoholism and homelessness before turning his life around. Now the mayor of a town reeling from a major loss, he has a new challenge ahead of him.

An alcoholic therapist’s search for an evidence-based treatment

Alcoholism nearly killed therapist Michael Pond. Now, he’s looking for answers on why substance-abuse treatment can be so hard to find.

Co-starring . . . alcohol: Why there’s more drinking on TV

Tippling on television is on the rise, as a plot point and character-development tool

Does Alcoholics Anonymous fail addicts?

From 2014: Dr. Lance Dodes on why AA’s promotion of abstinence may be a problem

It’s not always about tau proteins

Colby Cosh on the slow and public decline of Paul Gascoigne

Romeo Saganash is back in the House

The NDP talks about alcoholism, residential schools and #IdleNoMore

Q&A: Romeo Saganash (Part One)

The NDP MP talks to Aaron Wherry about alcoholism, family and the residential school experience

The 28 seconds that changed my life

The 28 seconds that changed my life

Michael Bryant on his deadly encounter with an angry cyclist


Scotland fights alcohol abuse with minimum pricing

Scots are starting to face up to their nation’s drinking problem. But are they willing to pay more for a tipple?


Beer: it’s no longer food

Moscow opts to regulate the drink as alcohol