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united states of addiction

The Facebook Page That Led to 30 Drug-Rehab Arrests

One informant reported having been paid in heroin to live in a sober home and collect money from visitors who sexually assaulted female residents.
Chelsea Greenwood
8.3.18
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
united states of addiction
united states of addiction

Drug Dealers on Facebook Are Targeting People With Addiction

I posed as a potential customer and experienced the most aggressive marketing tactics.
Elizabeth Brico
7.6.18
The High Life
The High Life

Everything You Need to Know About K2, the Dangerous Weed Knockoff

“There’s nothing 'natural' about it. They’re just deadly chemicals made in a lab."
Rajul Punjabi
6.8.18
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
united states of addiction
united states of addiction

My Baby Was Born With a Drug Dependence

Tiny changes in the treatment protocols could spare thousands of infants from the same fate.
Elizabeth Brico
4.10.18
united states of addiction
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
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

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
united states of addiction
united states of addiction

The Maker of OxyContin Is Funding Efforts to Fight Addiction: Is It ‘Blood Money’ or Charity?

Purdue Pharma, whose top-selling painkiller, OxyContin, helped fuel the opioid epidemic, now wants to help treat it—or at least salvage its own reputation.
Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News
3.15.18
united states of addiction
united states of addiction

Trump Thinks Executing Drug Dealers Will Stop the Opioid Epidemic

But doing so would likely make the drug problem worse.
Jason Silverstein
3.14.18
Weed
Weed

A Sober Person's Guide to Medical Marijuana

Six things everyone in recovery from addiction should know about using medical marijuana.
Katie MacBride
3.14.18