Unites States of Addiction

What It's Like to Detox in Jail

The small, communal toilet was in the corner of the pod, enclosed by a short stall that did nothing to keep the smell of diarrhea, vomit, and blood from overtaking the unit.
Elizabeth Brico
a day ago
You're Smarter Than That

Wellness Trends Represent an Erosion of Critical Thinking

Tim Caulfield explores our attraction to detoxes and other alternative health practices in ‘A User’s Guide to Cheating Death.’
Shayla Love
Fighting Words

Celebrities Need to Stop Endorsing Detox Teas

Cardi B is the last person I'd expect to go full Kim Kardashian on me with this weight-loss product endorsement.
Rajul Punjabi
You're Smarter Than That

How Much Water Should I Drink?

What experts think about the ‘8 glasses a day' rule.
Karin Klein
You're Smarter Than That

Most Claims About Activated Charcoal Are Lies

There’s probably not enough of it to help your body “detox.”
Markham Heid
Eating Disorders

Let’s Call ‘Detox Teas’ What They Really Are: Laxatives

“Those diet teas are a travesty."
Christine Ro

People Are Taking a Date Rape Drug Recreationally and Getting Addicted

There's no hangover with GHB, so things go off the rails fast.
Philippus Zandstra
united states of addiction

People Are Sticking Needles in Their Ears to Treat Addiction

Acudetox is finding its place in a small but growing number of addiction treatment centers around the country.
Meryl Davids Landau
Fighting Words

Cleanses are Bad for Your Mind, Too

No, you're not going to "detox your way to happiness."
Misha Gajewski
united states of addiction

Another Way Prisons Treat Women Like Shit

Forcing women who just gave birth to detox drastically is inhumane and, experts say, medically unnecessary.
Elizabeth Brico
You're Smarter Than That

Herbal Tea is Not Medicine

But it can still help you out—provided you keep your expectations in check.
Alexandra Ossola

Women Lawyers Are Being Driven to Drink

The highly competitive field is a breeding ground for addiction problems.
Britni De La Cretaz