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My Trauma Led Me to Self-Medicate With Heroin

PTSD and opioid addiction apparently go hand-in-hand.
Elizabeth Brico
1.30.18
addiction
addiction

Supervised Drug Injection Sites Will Open in Philadelphia

Research suggests safe injection sites can cut overdose deaths and get people into treatment.
Jesse Hicks
1.24.18
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united states of addiction

I Got Addicted to the Needle Even When There Was Nothing to Shoot Up

"When there wasn't any heroin left, I shot up random crap."
Elizabeth Brico
11.17.17
addiction
addiction

There's No Such Thing as a Baby Opioid Addict

“They can be born dependent on a substance, but there is a difference between dependence and addiction.”
Virgie Townsend
11.8.17
We Asked
We Asked

This Is What Addiction Was Like Before it Became a White-People Problem

"The recent progress we've made is a reaffirmation that white lives matter more."
Alexander Hardy
10.20.17
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united states of addiction

The Faces of Americans Who Died From Opioid Overdoses

This interactive map humanizes the opioid epidemic.
Lynn Shattuck
10.13.17
united states of addiction
united states of addiction

Owner of Drug Recovery Home Caught Selling Heroin and Fentanyl to Residents

The Pennsylvania man once said his facilities "formulate a strong foundation of lasting sobriety."
Jesse Hicks
10.9.17
united states of addiction
united states of addiction

Staten Island Fought Back Against the Opioid Epidemic

Suburbs and small towns in middle America may be the poster children for the opioid epidemic, but there was an equal storm brewing five miles south of Manhattan.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.27.17
addiction
addiction

This Is What it's Like to Overdose on Heroin Nine Times

And then finally stop.
Elizabeth Brico
8.15.17
united states of addiction
united states of addiction

There’s Been a Secret Safe Injection Site in the US for Three Years

It's time to make this harm-reduction strategy legal.
Maia Szalavitz
8.10.17
united states of addiction
united states of addiction

Addiction Is Like an Ill-Advised Love Affair

The ecstasy of the first connection, the obsession and craving, and the persistent behavior in the face of negative outcomes.
Maia Szalavitz
7.28.17
Vapes
Vapes

Drug Users Are Turning to Vapes to Keep Their Cravings In Check

"It was the first time I felt genuinely happy without heroin in years."
Richard Greenhill
7.20.17