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.


How Corrupt Rehab Facilities Cash in on Relapses

A sober home owner explains the dark side of the recovery industry.


'A Star Is Born' Examines Pop's Destructive Relationship with Drug Abuse

The film, starring Lady Gaga in her first feature role, is a harsh look at the realities of fame.


“My brain was fucked up”: This guy could be the first person to get amnesia from a fentanyl overdose

Huge doses of fentanyl can trigger seizures, which in turn can cause brain damage.


Musicians with Substance-Use Disorders Deserve Empathy, Not Hysteria

The reaction to Demi Lovato's hospitalization this week shows how much further we in the media, and the general public, still have to go.


What It Was Like Growing Up with a Drug-Addicted Mother

My mother was single, addicted to heroin, and—at least to me—the best mom in the world.


The Immortal Maradona: The Many Times That Diego Cheated Death

The soccer legend, who recently turned 57, has seemed on multiple occasions to have his days numbered—but he's always managed to stick around. Did someone say the hand of God?


Trump's answer to the opioid crisis is $57,000 and "Just say no"

After nearly two and a half months of failing to follow through on his pledge to declare a national state of emergency in response to the opioid crisis, President Donald Trump is finally taking action. Sort of.


There's no reliable guide to which rehab treatments work

Addiction is complicated. So is choosing a rehab program.


Trump Healthcare Appointee: Opiates Are Proof God Exists

John Fleming, a new Health and Human Services deputy, wrote a book that is pretty crazy!