addiction

Fighting Words

Big Pharma’s Millions Won’t Solve the Opioid Crisis

Money from the first big opioid addiction settlement is being spent in the wrong places.
Maia Szalavitz
4.10.19
mental health

The FDA Approved a Ketamine-Like Nasal Spray for Hard-to-Treat Depression

The drug, esketamine, is a new kind of antidepressant for people who haven't responded to other treatments.
Lee Hoffer, PhD
3.6.19
Harm Reduction

How One Group Is Expanding Access to Overdose-Reversing Drugs Through the Mail

Since people can already order fentanyl and other harmful drugs via the darknet, NEXT wants to make obtaining items that reduce harm just as easy to get.
Maia Szalavitz
3.1.19
addiction

Emergency Rooms Often Don't Do Enough for People Who Survive an Overdose

Only a small percentage of people who survived an opioid overdose in West Virginia received some form of addiction treatment in the next year, according to a new analysis. Experts say the findings underscore a national disconnect.
Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News
2.13.19
Fighting Words

Addictive Drugs Should Not be Marketed, Period

New findings about the pressure to sell OxyContin reveals a lot about the opioid crisis.
Maia Szalavitz
1.18.19
Sobriety Check

This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Drinking

Here's how a substantial phase of sobriety could affect your immune system, sleep, and even your skin.
Grant Stoddard
1.8.19
addiction

A White House Report on the Opioid Crisis Overlooks Gender Differences in Addiction

The report excludes studies showing that women experience pain and develop addictions differently than men—differences that mean women might not receive adequate treatment.
Mirjam Guesgen
1.7.19
This Week in Science

What Researchers Learned from the Brain of a 27-Year-Old with Amnesia

It's possible to have knowledge without remembering.
Shayla Love
12.21.18
psychedelics

What One Man Learned When He Treated His Autism Symptoms With Shrooms

"That trip was like an '80s movie starring me. I saw what my life could be like, without computers and all that rubbish. It gave me the most hope I've ever known."
Jesse Noakes
12.20.18
Harm Reduction

An Influential Think Tank Suggested That Harm Reduction Doesn't Work

The Brookings Institution claimed that syringe exchange programs and overdose-reversing drugs will make the addiction crisis worse—ignoring decades of public health data. With record opioid overdose deaths, getting these recommendations right matters.
Maia Szalavitz
12.13.18
mental health

Why Some Young Vets Are Becoming Personal Trainers

"If veterans can take their skills—the teaching others, the physical fitness, and the service element—and they can make a career out of it, it’s like they never left the service. They’re doing the same thing except they don’t have a gun in their hands."
Rajul Punjabi
12.12.18
healthcare guides

The Tonic Guide to Healthcare

A comprehensive, easy-to-follow FAQ about getting medical care, whether you have good insurance, bad insurance, or no insurance at all.
Tonic Editors
12.11.18
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