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Culture

What ‘13 Reasons Why’ Gets Right About Heroin Addiction

Based on my experience as a former heroin user, and as a journalist covering addiction, the show’s depiction is refreshingly authentic.
Zachary Siegel
12 hours ago
addiction
addiction

This Actor Prepped to Play a Teen Addicted to Heroin in '13 Reasons Why'

Warning: Spoilers ahead.
Jesse Hicks
4 days ago
psychedelics
psychedelics

Michael Pollan Did Four of the World's Most Common Psychedelics

How psilocybin, LSD, DMT, and ayahuasca changed the author's mind.
Jesse Hicks
5.15.18
addiction
addiction

New York’s Mayor Finally Releases Safe Injection Report After Months of Delay

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan to open four facilities meant help to prevent overdose deaths following criticism from activists for delaying the report.
Jesse Hicks
5.3.18
SCIENCE
SCIENCE

Experts Are Concerned that Kratom Will Become the Next Marijuana

The FDA's moves to ban kratom have already slowed research into its potential as a painkiller.
Troy Farah
5.1.18
Asking for a friend
Asking for a friend

Is It Safe for Non-Smokers to Chew Nicotine Gum?

The benefits are similar to drinking a cup of coffee.
Nick Keppler
4.20.18
addiction
addiction

I Learned How to Treat an Opioid Overdose in 90 Minutes

The key points everyone should know.
Carson Kessler
4.18.18
united states of addiction
united states of addiction

My Baby Was Born With a Drug Dependence

Tiny changes in the treatment protocols could spare thousands of infants from the same fate.
Elizabeth Brico
4.10.18
pain
pain

People with Chronic Pain Will Protest the CDC’s Crackdown on Opioids

There are rallies planned in almost every state this weekend.
Troy Farah
4.5.18
addiction
addiction

New Opioid Memorial Demeans People Who Died From Painkiller Overdoses

The National Safety Council's "Prescribed to Death" memorial not only dehumanizes people, it also ignores those who died from street drugs like heroin. Trump will host it in front of the White House in April.
Maia Szalavitz
3.29.18
Technologies
Technologies

This Is How Facebook Makes It So Hard to Quit

"As in all abusive relationships, users have a psychological dependence that keeps them hooked."
S. Shyam Sundar
Bingjie Lieu
Carlina DiRusso
Michael Krieger
3.28.18
Unites States of Addiction
Unites States of Addiction

Drug Deaths Are Highest in Regions with More Divorce and Single-Parent Families

A new study suggests that geography is far less important in explaining overdose deaths than are family life and job opportunities.
Denny Watkins
3.26.18