Brain Implants to Treat Addiction Are Dangerous and Promising
The U.S. is conducting clinical trials of deep brain stimulation for opioid addiction, but ethical questions abound.
A Vending Machine in Canada Is Dispensing a Drug Twice as Strong as Heroin
Hydromorphone, aka "Dilly," is now available to people who aren't ready or able to quit opioids.
Weed Is Way Stronger Than It Used to Be. That's Why It Should Be Legal
OK, maybe it's not "your father's weed."
An Unprecedented Drop in Overdose Deaths Is Sadly Not Reason to Celebrate
We know that politically, when turning points in crises are identified, both attention and money are drawn away from the issue.
The Mysterious Consequences of Repeatedly Overdosing on Opioids
Experts are concerned we'll see a rise in brain damage among people who survive multiple ODs in the age of fentanyl.
Fentanyl Speedballs Are the Latest Disturbing Trend in America's Opioid Crisis
Deliberately mixing the powerful and deadly drug with stimulants like coke and meth is one (dangerous) way users are adjusting to a new market.
How One Group Is Expanding Access to Overdose-Reversing Drugs Through the Mail
Since people can already order fentanyl and other harmful drugs via the darknet, NEXT wants to make obtaining items that reduce harm just as easy to get.
Big Pharma's Opioid Greed Was Even Worse Than We Thought
"The Sackler family is just as shameless, and only marginally less ruthless, than the drug cartels."
Labeling People Video Game 'Addicts' Could Be a Massive Mistake
If the cure looks anything like "solutions" to drug addiction, this could get ugly.
Just Because You Can't Stop Taking Antidepressants Doesn't Mean You're Addicted
We often talk about depending on antidepressants like it's the same thing as being addicted to drugs like coke. Here's why that's wrong.
What Happened When a Writer Who Idolized Drunk Authors Got Sober
In her new book 'The Recovering,' Leslie Jamison explores the roots of her own struggle with alcohol addiction and her concerns about quitting.
The Mystery of the Terrifying Xanax Resurgence in America
Pharmaceutical marketing is often said to be a key cause of the opioid crisis. That doesn't explain the deadly rise of benzos.