Opioids

united states of addiction

The Men Who Catch Your Lobsters Are Self-Medicating with Heroin

The physical demands of the job and a lack of resources combine to create one deeply wrong situation.
Lydia Randall
12.26.18
treatment

What an Addiction Doctor Wants You to Know About Treating Addiction

Some advice on how best to support your loved ones.
Shayla Love
12.5.18
DOPESICK NATION

I Use My Own Rehab Stories to Help People Get Treatment for Opioid Addiction

It's a struggle to balance your own sobriety with a high-stress, triggering job in the opioid treatment industry.
Sarah Bellman
11.11.18
Drugs

Here's Fresh Evidence the Drug War Is a 'Horrific Failure'

"The international drug control system promised a world free of drugs, but has delivered the exact opposite."
Max Daly
10.23.18
High Wire

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."
Maia Szalavitz
9.13.18
science is cool

This Type of Tinder-User Could Be Psychopathic

And other science news you may have missed.
Shayla Love
9.9.18
Narcomania

The Medics Who Get High On Their Own Supply

With stressful jobs and easy access to pharmaceutical grade opiates, it's no wonder some doctors get hooked on the drugs they use on their patients.
Max Daly
7.9.18
Opioids

An Opioid Popularised by a Nazi Doctor Is Ravaging Africa

The former director of the drug enforcement agency in Nigeria estimated in 2016 that seven in ten boys were using the drug.
Ben Westhoff
5.19.18
High Wire

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.
Maia Szalavitz
3.29.18
High Wire

Why These People Took Drug Combinations That Nearly Killed Them

We asked overdose survivors about the dangerous trend of mixing opioids with depressants or stimulants.
Maia Szalavitz
2.21.18
column

How the Opioid Crisis Is Different in Small Communities

Meet Desiree Beck, who, until recently, was the sole harm reduction worker for a 50,000-square-kilometre area of northern Ontario.
Allison Tierney
2.13.18
High Wire

Women Are Leading the Fight Against the War on Drugs

Two of the most prominent groups devoted to reforming America's drug laws are now run by women of color. Here's what they're accomplishing, and how they're doing it.
Maia Szalavitz
2.6.18
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