HEROIN

Harm Reduction
Harm Reduction

Does Smoking Heroin Really Cause Brain Damage?

Recent reports that smoking heroin (and an associated risk of brain damage) is increasing among young people aren't looking at the full picture.
Troy Farah
8.10.18
The War on Drugs
The War on Drugs

There’s No Rational Way to Justify America’s Drug Laws

People assume a medical committee sat down to consider which recreational drugs were the safest and least addictive, and this wise group decided alcohol and tobacco should be legal, while marijuana and everything else shouldn't. That's not what happened.
Maia Szalavitz
7.13.18
Fighting Words
Fighting Words

Can People Who Had a Drug Addiction Ever Drink Alcohol?

We looked into the concept of "once an addict, always an addict."
Zachary Siegel
6.15.18
addiction
addiction

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

Warning: Spoilers ahead.
Jesse Hicks
5.18.18
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
united states of addiction
united states of addiction

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
united states of addiction
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
united states of addiction
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