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addiction

Rhode Island Found a Way to Cut Post-Prison Overdose Deaths in Half

The state tried to get as many people as possible to start anti-addiction medications while they were inside.
Maia Szalavitz
2.14.18
addiction
addiction

The FDA Called Kratom an Opioid, Which Is Pretty Misleading

Opioids are, by definition, compounds that interact with opioid receptors; that doesn't make them good or bad.
Jesse Hicks
2.8.18
addiction
addiction

FDA Urges Smaller Boxes of Imodium so People Stop Using it to Get High

The active ingredient, loperamide, has been called “the poor man’s methadone."
Jesse Hicks
1.30.18
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
Opioids
Opioids

Walmart Is Making It Safer to Throw Away Prescription Painkillers

More than 65 percent of people who misuse prescription opioids get them from family and friends.
Jesse Hicks
1.17.18
addiction
addiction

Forced Rehab Isn't the Solution

Massachusetts wants to expand its civil commitment law for addiction, but it may make matters worse.
Maia Szalavitz
1.9.18
addiction
addiction

Researchers Are Working on a Less Addictive Opioid

A new discovery could lead to safer painkillers with fewer side effects.
Jesse Hicks
1.4.18
HIV
HIV

HIV Is Still a Big Problem in Prisons

Drugs and unprotected sex on the inside aren't the reason why.
S.E. Smith
1.2.18
Daily Buzzkill
Daily Buzzkill

Life Expectancy in the US Dropped for the Second Year in a Row as Overdoses Rose

The report says quite plainly that higher death rates in young people are what caused​ life expectancy to fall.
Susan Rinkunas
12.21.17
addiction
addiction

People With This Insurance Can Get the Overdose Reversal Drug for Free Starting in January

Aetna wants Narcan nasal spray to be as accessible as possible.
Jesse Hicks
12.12.17
pain
pain

The DEA Raided This Doctor’s Office for Prescribing High Doses of Painkillers

The DEA alleges that the dosages were so high that patients must be selling some of the drugs, even though they present no evidence of any such activity by patients.
Maia Szalavitz
12.7.17