addiction

High Wire

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.
Maia Szalavitz
9.16.19
addiction

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
9.16.19
High Wire

Democrats Are Racing to Look Progressive on Drugs

Sanders and Warren supporting safe injection sites shows how far we've come since the 80s.
Maia Szalavitz
8.30.19
addiction

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.
Roshan Abraham
8.30.19
body

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.
Kimberly Zapata
8.28.19
Essays

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.
Jordan Foisy
8.12.19
High Wire

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.
Maia Szalavitz
7.22.19
Science

Researchers Find a Promising Treatment for Video Game Addiction

It's about rewiring the gamer's relationship to video games, not abstinence.
Matthew Gault
7.16.19
Drugs

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.
Elizabeth Brico
5.16.19
politics

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.
Nick Keppler
4.4.19
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.
Hannah Brooks
3.28.19
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.
Edoardo Liotta
3.20.19
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