methadone

12.10.18

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.

11.20.18

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.

11.15.18

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.

11.6.18

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.

8.3.18

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."

4.10.18

My Baby Was Born With a Drug Dependence

Tiny changes in the treatment protocols could spare thousands of infants from the same fate.

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3.6.18

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.

11.16.17

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

Despite what other headlines may say.

11.3.17

Another Way Prisons Treat Women Like Shit

Forcing women who just gave birth to detox drastically is inhumane and, experts say, medically unnecessary.

9.6.17

The best opioid addiction treatment is more opioids

Why treating opioid addiction with other opioids isn’t a paradox.

8.14.17

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.

6.19.17

This Is Exactly How I Became Addicted to Heroin

"It's not like I was living on the streets and robbing old ladies."

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