During our CNN Parents Facebook chat Monday, three things became immediately clear: There are so many people who know someone who is mentally ill and addicted, most feel there are not enough resources available to help, and there is power in community.
Who would have thought a 77-year-old man with Alzheimer's would make his first music video, win a Grammy for best country song and be nominated for an Academy Award? This is the legacy of the inimitable Glen Campbell.
Inside the Washington beltway and in state capitols across America, there is growing bipartisan agreement about the need for criminal justice reform. Republican Newt Gingrich and Democrat Van Jones entered the fray recently with a CNN op-ed about America's failing prison system, joining the chorus of for change that includes everyone from the ACLU to the Koch brothers. But if America is going to get serious about decreasing incarceration and crime at the same time, it needs to deal with a dangerous drug inextricably linked with accidents, assaults, and death: alcohol.