addiction

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
2 days ago
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
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
High Wire

Big Pharma’s Millions Won’t Solve the Opioid Crisis

Money from the first big opioid addiction settlement is being spent in the wrong places.
Maia Szalavitz
4.10.19
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
mental health

The FDA Approved a Ketamine-Like Nasal Spray for Hard-to-Treat Depression

The drug, esketamine, is a new kind of antidepressant for people who haven't responded to other treatments.
Lee Hoffer, PhD
3.6.19
High Wire

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.
Maia Szalavitz
3.1.19
Drugs

Remembering the Great British Mephedrone Craze

Ten years later, one small-time drone dealer remembers the month the drug hit his university.
James Berry
2.27.19
Drugs

The Story of a Blackout Benzo Addict

The blissful escape of benzodiazepines helped me cope with depression and anxiety, but my life ended up falling apart around me.
Daniel Finn
2.22.19
Comics!

'Prince,' Today's Comic by Walt Dohrn

Movie director Walt Dohrn ruminates on his lifelong worship of Prince and the evils of addiction in this sixteen-page comic.
Walt Dorn
2.19.19
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