methadone

Fighting Words

Insurance Is Supposed to Cover Addiction Treatment, But It's Still a Nightmare

The barriers insurance companies place in the way of treatment are killing people.
Maia Szalavitz
12.10.18
Unites States of Addiction

What It's Like to Detox in Jail

The small, communal toilet was in the corner of the pod, enclosed by a short stall that did nothing to keep the smell of diarrhea, vomit, and blood from overtaking the unit.
Elizabeth Brico
11.20.18
addiction

The Hell of Getting Methadone When You’re Away from Home

While most people on daily meds for chronic conditions don’t think twice about traveling, people who take methadone describe the experience as a stressful, tedious slog that takes weeks of preparation.
Zachary Siegel
11.15.18
healthcare guides

This Is How to Get Health Insurance to Cover Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Although the Affordable Care Act is supposed to guarantee addiction treatment to anyone with insurance, people with opioid addictions still face a dysfunctional system.
Maia Szalavitz
11.6.18
What I Want to Tell You About Heroin

My Heroin Rehab Diary

"I am tired of the putrid stench of sweat and the overwhelming compulsion to use, use, use because if I don’t, I will die."
Hannah Brooks
8.3.18
united states of addiction

My Baby Was Born With a Drug Dependence

Tiny changes in the treatment protocols could spare thousands of infants from the same fate.
Elizabeth Brico
4.10.18
crime

The Strip Club Accused of Drugging and Robbing Its Customers

After waking up with thousands of dollars charged to his card, one customer took a drug test and found traces of methadone. He was one of many men allegedly scammed by Birmingham's Legs 11.
James Nolan
3.6.18
united states of addiction

A Much-Hyped Addiction Treatment Is Less Effective Than Older Meds

Despite what other headlines may say.
Maia Szalavitz
11.16.17
united states of addiction

Another Way Prisons Treat Women Like Shit

Forcing women who just gave birth to detox drastically is inhumane and, experts say, medically unnecessary.
Elizabeth Brico
11.3.17
High Wire

What Trump's National Opioid Emergency Should Look Like

The president should strip away the red tape preventing people from getting methadone or buprenorphine, which are proven to reduce opioid overdose.
Maia Szalavitz
8.14.17
united states of addiction

This Is Exactly How I Became Addicted to Heroin

"It's not like I was living on the streets and robbing old ladies."
John Carr
6.19.17
united states of addiction

This Drug Could Help End Opioid Addiction

So why are only 3 percent of doctors prescribing it?
Emily Cassel
6.19.17
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