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Eating a Ton of Candy Helps Me Stay Sober

No one tells you that a big part of quitting drinking can be incessantly craving sugar.
Grace Lavery
2 days ago
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
5 days ago
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
body

Exercise Addiction Is an Underdiagnosed Epidemic

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
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
8.28.19
Drugs Addiction

Legit, Safe Places to Inject Heroin Are Closer Than Ever

A tool lots of other countries have tried is suddenly within reach in cities like Philadelphia.
Alex Norcia
8.14.19
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
High Wire

Facebook Is Censoring Posts That Could Save Opioid Users' Lives

Facebook appears to be blocking people who warn users about poisonous batches of drugs or who supply materials used to test for fentanyl.
Maia Szalavitz
7.2.19
Health

How to Tell Your Doctor You're Using Drugs

“A psychedelic? Why would you do that?” my doctor asked.
Suzannah Weiss
5.23.19
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