The DEA Shares Blame for the Opioid Crisis
The Drug Enforcement Agency's role in the opioid crisis makes clear that law enforcement shouldn't be regulating medicine.
Doctors and Nurses Addicted to Opioids Are Often Barred from the Most Effective Treatment
Taking proven medications like buprenorphine and methadone could mean losing their medical licenses.
Emma Yasinski, Kaiser Health News
Democrats Are Racing to Look Progressive on Drugs
Sanders and Warren supporting safe injection sites shows how far we've come since the 80s.
America’s Jails Are Pretending the Opioid Crisis Doesn't Exist
Correctional facilities refuse to provide medically assisted treatment for opioid withdrawal and people are dying at alarming rates as a result.
I Thought Running Was a Release. It Was Really an Addiction
For a long time, my doctors saw only a healthy person who exercised. But I had to learn to be honest with myself about how running was running my life.
I Hadn't Seen My Addict Father in Years—Then I Ran Into Him on the Street
I spotted my dad hanging out in a sketchy alley in my hometown. He didn't even recognize me when I introduced myself.
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.
Researchers Find a Promising Treatment for Video Game Addiction
It's about rewiring the gamer's relationship to video games, not abstinence.
Heroin Overdose Parties Are a Dehumanizing Myth
“Narcan parties” are just another part of the narrative that vilifies people who use the drugs our nation has chosen to criminalize.
Drug Addiction Used to End Political Careers, but That's Finally Changing
Around the country, candidates for local office are opening up about their histories of drug use.
What I Want to Tell You About Heroin
Making Peace with the Heroin Addict I Used to Be
Getting off heroin is one thing, facing the consequences and damage of the years you spent on drugs is another.
Vice Guide to Right Now
South Korea Trials Lazers on Road Crossings to Distract People From Their Phones
The country has one of the highest rates of pedestrian fatalities in the developed world.