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What ‘13 Reasons Why’ Gets Right About Heroin Addiction

Based on my experience as a former heroin user, and as a journalist covering addiction, the show’s depiction is refreshingly authentic.
Zachary Siegel
a day ago
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united states of addiction

How to Get Naloxone

Everything you need to know about buying and using the anti-overdose drug.
Zachary Siegel
4.6.18
Unites States of Addiction
Unites States of Addiction

Drug Deaths Are Highest in Regions with More Divorce and Single-Parent Families

A new study suggests that geography is far less important in explaining overdose deaths than are family life and job opportunities.
Denny Watkins
3.26.18
Drugs
Drugs

The Lesser-Known Date Rape Drug Is Making a Comeback

Most use of this highly potent drug is actually intentional.
Joseph Palamar
1.31.18
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united states of addiction

Opioid Overdose Deaths Fell After Colorado Legalized Weed

It could be just a coincidence, but more research is definitely needed.
Jesse Hicks
10.17.17
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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
addiction
addiction

Even After Overdosing, Most Pain Patients Still Get Opioids

It didn't matter if the overdose was on heroin or prescription painkillers.
Troy Farah
9.26.17
addiction
addiction

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

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

Drug Users Can Now Test Their Stash for Fentanyl

It takes mere seconds.
Emily Cassel
7.14.17
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united states of addiction

When an Overdose Doesn't Kill You

In May 2015, Jennifer injected three grams of heroin, enough to kill herself more than once. But she didn't die.
Jason Silverstein
7.3.17
united states of addiction
united states of addiction

This Is Exactly What Happens When You Overdose

Here's a step-by-step explainer.
Maggie May Ethridge
6.29.17
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united states of addiction

You Can Get Busted for Saving Someone's Life in These States

A lawyer guides us through the legal murk of obtaining or using Narcan.
Emily Cassel
6.28.17