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My Trauma Led Me to Self-Medicate With Heroin

PTSD and opioid addiction apparently go hand-in-hand.
Elizabeth Brico
1.30.18
united states of addiction
united states of addiction

People Are Sticking Needles in Their Ears to Treat Addiction

Acudetox is finding its place in a small but growing number of addiction treatment centers around the country.
Meryl Davids Landau
1.29.18
Fighting Words
Fighting Words

Quitting Opioids Cold Turkey Made Me Want to Die

Withdrawal is not a psychological longing, it is a physical demand.
Tracey Duncan
11.28.17
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united states of addiction

You Can’t Treat Opioid Addiction While Ignoring Nicotine Addiction

Smoking cigarettes could increase risk of relapse into other drug use, experts say.
Madison Margolin
11.22.17
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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
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united states of addiction

Another Way Prisons Treat Women Like Shit

Forcing women who just gave birth to detox drastically is inhumane and, experts say, medically unnecessary.
Elizabeth Brico
11.3.17
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
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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
united states of addiction
united states of addiction

Party and Weight Loss Drugs Are Being Repurposed to Treat Cocaine Addiction

There's currently no FDA-approved medication to treat coke dependence.
Lea Surugue
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
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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
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united states of addiction

Staten Island Fought Back Against the Opioid Epidemic

Suburbs and small towns in middle America may be the poster children for the opioid epidemic, but there was an equal storm brewing five miles south of Manhattan.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.27.17