Opioids

Harm Reduction
Harm Reduction

Calling Safe Consumption Sites by a Different Name Increases Public Support

A new study found that, all other things being equal, people were more likely to support "overdose prevention sites" opening in their community.
Jesse Hicks
4 days ago
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
addiction
addiction

What a US-China Trade War Could Mean for the Opioid Epidemic

We rely on China to control the manufacture and export of illicit drugs like fentanyl. Now, “China could say ‘We are no longer going to cooperate with the United States on controlling these synthetic opioids.’”
Matthew Garcia, Kaiser Health News
7.11.18
united states of addiction
united states of addiction

My Dad Overdosed on Opioids on Purpose

He was one of the large number of people in this country whose overdose was a suicide.
Maria Luisa Tucker
7.10.18
Drugs
Drugs

This Bill Could Give Jeff Sessions the Power to Ban Kratom

The Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act (SITSA) would give the Attorney General unilateral power to ban drugs for up to five years.
Troy Farah
6.27.18
Fighting Words
Fighting Words

Doctors Should Be Handing Out Addiction Meds on Demand

“Every dose of buprenorphine consumed is at least a dose of heroin not getting consumed, if not several.”
Maia Szalavitz
6.26.18
Unites States of Addiction
Unites States of Addiction

This Is What Meth-Induced Psychosis Feels Like

It appears that meth use is back​ on the rise, and with it a host of health and social problems that are going to become really hard to ignore.
Elizabeth Brico
6.8.18
prescription for disaster
prescription for disaster

The Feds Are Raiding the Offices of Doctors Who Prescribe Addiction Medication

Addiction doctors are worried about federal retribution against their treatment programs, and they're terrified for their patients, whose lives are at risk from overdose.
Maia Szalavitz
6.6.18
united states of addiction
united states of addiction

1 in 5 Young People Who Died in 2016 Overdosed on Opioids

In 2001, opioids were a factor in 4.2 percent of deaths among people ages 25 to 34. By 2016, that number had nearly quadrupled to 20 percent.
Jesse Hicks
6.1.18
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 York City Will Open Four Safe Injection Sites and Call Them Overdose Prevention Centers

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan to open four facilities meant help to prevent overdose deaths following criticism from activists for delaying the report.
Jesse Hicks
5.3.18
Science
Science

Experts Are Concerned that Kratom Will Become the Next Marijuana

The FDA's moves to ban kratom have already slowed research into its potential as a painkiller.
Troy Farah
5.1.18